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Dockhead fire station to be rebuilt

Dockhead fire station in Wolseley Street is to be rebuilt as part of a £52 million private finance intitiative (PFI) project.

Dockhead fire station to be rebuilt

Dockhead is one of ten London fire stations to be entirely rebuilt following a successful 52 million bid by the London Fire Brigade to the Department for Communities and Local Government for PFI funds.

The London Fire Brigade says that Dockhead fire station – which now only houses a single fire appliance – "does not meet the needs of a 21st century fire and rescue service".

"This is excellent news for the Brigade and for Londoners in general," says Val Shawcross, chair of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and London Assembly member for Southwark and Lambeth.

"Building new fire stations will enable us to provide better facilities for our firefighters and support our aim of saving lives through our community fire safety work.

"This is part of a long term investment programme for Authority premises to ensure we are delivering an excellent emergency service fit for a world class city such as London."

We asked the London Fire Brigade whether the rebuilding of the fire station was likely to include residential or commercial development but they had not responded to our enquiry by the time of publication. This article will be updated if a response is forthcoming.

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