Construction company Kier has announced that a £70m project to revamp London's fire stations will go ahead. The Blue 3 consortium including Kier and DIF Infrastructure II will replace nine stations with £52m of government funding (release).
Stations at Purley, Dockhead, Old Kent Road, Mitcham, Dagenham, Leytonstone, Plaistow, Orpington and Shadwell will replace the current fire stations which were built between 50 and 100 years ago.
Kier will hand over the new stations between autumn 2014 and February 2016. The consortium's responsibility for maintaining the stations will run for 28 years.
Paul Sheffield, chief executive of Kier, commented:
We look forward to working in partnership with London Fire Brigade in delivering strategic assets that are sustainable and promote inward investment in the region. This is an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate how effective public/private partnerships can deliver high quality, value for money solutions.