WORK on Aberystwyth’s new fire station commenced on Monday 27th July for the new Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Services (MAWWFRS). The fire station will cost £1.6m to develop, and is being built on the same site as the previous station on Penparcau Road, Trefechan. MAWWFRS estimates the work will take about 10 months to complete.
As the work is underway firefighters are being temporarily housed in Aberystwyth’s TA Centre. Monday 27th July saw the beginning of the work with the start of the demolition of the old fire station.
The new state of the art development is to be undertaken by Carmarthenshire developers WRW. The new two-story building will incorporate 3 fire appliance bays; office accommodation for Ceredigion County Fire Command; as well as community facilities, including a café open to the public.
MAWWFRS Head of Response for Ceredigion, Group Manager Justin Lewis said:
“The new station will provide us with facilities fit for the 21st century and reinforces our commitment to providing the best possible service to the local community. The old Aberystwyth station no longer met the demands of a modern fire and rescue service.”
Prior to its demolition the old fire station was over 50 years old, having been built in 1962.