Penistone’s brand new community facilities completed!
Date: Friday 23rd October 2009
Location: New Community Fire Station, Springvale, Penistone
Event: Official opening by Michael Clapham MP
Work has been completed on Penistone’s new Fire and Ambulance Stations and council depot which have all been constructed as part of the £15 million town centre regeneration scheme.
Barnsley West and Penistone MP Michael Clapham is due to officially open the new fire station next week to mark the completion of this phase of the work.
The new facilities have been completed on schedule by Clark Construction on the former council depot land in Penistone and now all staff have relocated to their new purpose built Springvale premises.
The fire and ambulance stations were previously based in the town centre, off Stottercliffe Road on part of the site which is currently undergoing a major redevelopment in the town. They are now based in separate buildings alongside each other which have been designed to the very latest guidelines and specifications.
A brand new bowling green was also opened last month as part of the comprehensive scheme and work is due to start on the new Tesco store, car park and improvements to the markets area.
Chief Fire Officer Mark Smitherman said: "This development is good news for Penistone and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. It re-affirms our commitment to the town and local area, and will provide our staff with a new state-of-the-art base from which they can help to make Penistone and its surrounding villages safer."
Mark Dransfield Managing Director of Barnsley based Dransfield Properties said: “Relocating the fire and ambulance stations is an integral part of delivering the town centre scheme and we are delighted this aspect of the scheme has been completed. The complex looks great and puts these important community facilities together and in a much better location in the town.”
For further information contact Amanda Holmes at Dransfield Properties on 01226 260644 and firstname.lastname@example.org or South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue press office at 0114 2727202
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