London Fire Brigade

New Mitcham fire station officially opened

02 June 2015

Our new Mitcham fire station was officially opened on Tuesday today (2 June) by Mayor of Merton Councillor David Chung.

The state-of-the-art building has replaced the former station in Lower Green West, where our crews had been based for almost 100 years. Firefighters began operating from the new station on London Road in February - take a look behind the scenes at the new Mitcham fire station.

A modern working environment

The station was built by Blue3 (a Kier led consortium) as part of a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project which will see nine London fire stations coming to the end of their life, replaced by brand new buildings.

It provides a modern working environment for crews, space for two fire engines and training facilities including a drill yard, four storey training tower and an area for road traffic collision training.

Firefighting and community facilities fit for the 21st century

Commissioner Ron Dobson said: "This brand new fire station is good news for the community. The old Mitcham fire station served residents well for nearly 100 years but it no longer met the demands of a modern fire and rescue service.

"The new station on London Road will provide us with facilities fit for the 21st century, which will not only benefit Mitcham firefighters but also the community they serve."

Mayor of Merton Councillor David Chung added: "What I have seen here today has been very impressive and I am particularly pleased to see this new fire station will not only house and train firefighters, but also provides facilities where the local community can be given vital fire safety advice."

First class green credentials

The design of the new fire station meets the highest environmental standards. The building:

  • Naturally regulates its temperature using as little energy as possible via a building management system
  • Provides a high level of natural light into all spaces
  • Draws energy for power and heating from renewable sources including a combined heat and power unit and solar panels
  • Reduces energy and water demands, cutting running costs and contributing to our overall environmental performance

Construction of the new fire station began in September 2013 and was completed in early February.