• Lindum worked for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue on the new facilities for Stanground Fire Station in Peterborough to modernise the station and improve efficiency.
  • The work improved the Firefighters’ dormitories, kitchen, dining room, the TV room and all shower rooms and toilets.
  • Crews from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue, including from Stanground, were invited to a Lindum site to practice mock rescues in a building due for demolition.

Lindum Group has successfully refurbished Stanground Fire Station in Peterborough, modernising it and increasing efficiency and firefighter safety.

The work included improving the station’s decontamination facilities for firefighters returning from incidents. The new system is safer for the crews and more efficient.

The breathing apparatus room was relocated from an office area to the fire appliance bay. This supports the segregation of clean and dirty area zones of the station. Upgraded hand and boot washing facilities, as well as showers, were also installed for use before entering the office and staff welfare accommodation area, further reducing station contaminants.

Improved fire station facilities

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Property and Management team said: “Lindum has supported Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue service on various refurbishments and projects for many years and has recently undertaken a full refurbishment of our Stanground fire station in Peterborough.

“Working with the Service’s appointed surveyors they executed the work to a fantastic standard and throughout the project kept everybody fully updated on progress, queries and issues and developed a very successful working relationship with all parties.

“There were some very significant modifications and improvements made during the works which not only improves the working environment for crews to modern standards, but some proactive operational improvements to provide a fit for purpose future-proofed wholetime fire station.”

Stanground Fire Station, in Belle Vue, Stanground, is one of two whole-time fire stations in Peterborough, which is crewed by four ‘watches’, of firefighters.

Two fire engines and a turntable ladder aerial appliance are based there.

Lindum located and safely removed asbestos, installed new ceilings, laid new flooring, reconfigured offices and decorated throughout during our improvement works.

Firefighters’ dormitories, kitchen, dining room, the TV room and all shower rooms and toilets were also refurbished, and two new gas central heating boilers installed.

New dining room at the fire station

Darren King, Lindum Peterborough Managing Director, said: “We are thrilled to be helping our local fire stations improve the safety and efficiency of its stations, supporting them in providing a vital, life-saving service.

“We have developed a good relationship with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue over the years through working on the refurbishment and maintenance of its stations and providing buildings for training. It is fantastic to be able to develop this relationship further and continue to support such an important part of our community.”

Stanground crews relocated to Dogsthorpe Fire Station, which Lindum refurbished three years earlier, for an 11-week period during electrical mains work, before returning to their home base on 15 December.

Two twin EV charging points were also installed as part of the fire service’s commitment to achieving Net Zero Carbon and a new façade on the front of the building to improve the station’s aesthetic.

Building relationships

Lindum recently welcomed the front-line staff from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue to host a training session on a construction site. Fire crews staged a mock rescue at disused buildings at the site of the new DFDS office under construction.

Crews from Stanground Fire Station battled their way through the smoke-filled units, which were due to be knocked down. It gave firefighters experience of carrying out search and rescue exercises in an unfamiliar environment.

Read more about the new development here.

Stanground Fire Service training