Orpington fire station to be rebuilt as part of £57million project
PUBLISHED: 09:59 14 August 2013 | UPDATED: 10:02 14 August 2013
Orpington fire station is to be completely rebuilt as the London Fire Brigade look to upgrade services.
The site, in Avalon Road, is one of eight that will be rejuvenated as part of a £57.4million programme, also including stations in Dagenham, Leytonstone, Plaistow and Purley.
New buildings will replace existing ones that are in poor condition and construction is set to take place over the next two and a half years, with the first station scheduled to re-open in mid-2014.
Orpington’s new facility will include a new community space allowing members of the public to access fire safety advice. The space may also be available to hire for local groups.
While works are underway, a temporary station will be provided for Orpington firefighters.
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