East Sussex Fire Authority has started what is being described as a once in a generation investment in Preston Circus Community Fire Station.
While the landmark building in Brighton was built in the 1930s, the site has been used for firefighting since 1901 and will now undergo a significant refurbishment.
£4.9 million will be invested in the refurbishment which also includes creating an accessible community room.
The final designs have been developed collaboratively, using best practice and collective expertise to develop a design that will accommodate our staff and equipment, improve the building performance and reduce running costs.
The plans focus on the interior of the building and the landmark curved front of the station will be protected.
During the refurbishment, fire crews will operate from an alternative site on Dyke Road in Brighton.
Further information will be made available as the project progresses.
The photos below show the current community fire station and some historical images.
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Read our press release: https://www.esfrs.org/once-in-a-generation-investment-begins-at-preston-circus