dha secure new Essex Fire & Rescue facility
DHA have secured planning permission for a new centralised training and 999 control facility for Essex Fire & Rescue at Kelvedon Park, just off the A12. Essex Fire & Rescue had been seeking to centralise its core functions, reduce outgoings and update its ‘999’ Control Centre since 2000. The proposed development will allow for this and the relocation of the Incident Command Training Centre from leased premises currently in Basildon.
Kelvedon Park was identified as a suitable base for the service, following a major site search, and the purchase was completed in 2007. Since that time around 200 staff have been relocated to the site with associated facilities. The development, designed by architects Bond Bryan, includes a major extension to provide for “clean” internal training facilities, incident command training, a relocated service control (999) call centre and improvements to welfare catering and general office.
DHA continues to represent a number of emergency services clients, including Kent Police Authority, Kent Air Ambulance Trust and NHS Trusts such as, Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells, Kensington & Chelsea and East Kent.
For more information on this project please contact John Collins.