London Fire Brigade

Rebuilding our fire stations

Meeting the needs of a 21st century fire and rescue service

We received £51.5 million in private finance initiative (PFI) credits from central government to rebuild nine stations: Dagenham, Dockhead, Leytonstone, Mitcham, Old Kent Road, Orpington, Plaistow, Purley and Shadwell.

The rebuilding programme is a key part of the our commitment to providing a flexible, efficient and effective fire and rescue service for London that is fit for a 21st century fire and rescue service.

The new stations replace buildings that were in a poor condition and no longer met modern requirements. In addition to the PFI programme the Brigade built a new fire station at West Norwood, which opened in October 2014.

Following a detailed procurement process, the Brigade signed a contract with its PFI partner Blue3 (a consortium led by Kier) in August 2013 and building work began shortly afterwards.

We work in partnership with Blue3 to design and build the new fire stations and maintain them for 25 years. The buildings will be occupied by the Brigade and maintained by Blue3 for the duration of the contract. 

They will be returned to the Brigade in a pre-agreed and acceptable condition once the contract has expired.

New stations

The new stations provided as part of the PFI project:

  • Support the delivery of the varied emergency services required for a capital city exposed to an increasingly wide range of risks
  • Facilitate fire prevention work through the provision of publicly accessible buildings with community engagement at their heart
  • Deliver accommodation to support a diverse workforce representing the communities the Brigade serves
  • Offer flexible facilities that accommodate and adapt to the evolving operational, equal opportunities and staff needs of the Brigade

Environmentally friendly

Importantly, the new stations minimise their impact on the environment by including innovative energy efficiency features in accordance with our commitment to sustainability and to achieving low or zero carbon emissions.

All of the new stations achieve a minimum "Excellent" Building Research Establishment Environment Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating.

For further information on the project please contact the Property PFI Team on 0208 555 1200 or email PropertyPFI@london-fire.gov.uk.