SR Waite Group

We are delighted to have secured and commenced the full electrical installation contract at Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’s (GMFRS) multi-million pound development in Wellington Street, Bury.

The new centre will allow fire-fighters to train for every possible incident, including: transport incidents such as tram and train derailments and road collisions; water rescues; incidents involving hazard materials; search and rescue; collapsed buildings; and high-rise building fires.

A large warehouse will be transformed into a community hub, featuring an interactive area for people to visit and learn about fire safety.

Chairman of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority, councillor David Acton, said: “It’s taken us years to get to where we are today – from the idea of having a world-class training facility in Bury to the cutting of the first sod.

“The exciting development will allow firefighters from Greater Manchester – and potentially beyond – to train in the most modern and realistic conditions.

“This will help us to ensure that as we continue to reduce the number of fires and incidents we attend through our successful prevention work, we support our firefighters and officers to maintain their skills and experience of dealing with real fires.

“The centre will also provide a fantastic facility for the community where young people inparticular can learn how to protect themselves from fire and other dangers in an exciting and memorable way while gaining an insight into the varied work of GMFRS.”

Commenting on this news Group Managing Director Andy Mazey said:

“We are delighted to have been successful with our bid and appointed as electrical contractor on this project. We recognise its importance and value to the community of Bury and indeed the Greater Manchester region. We look forward to delivering yet another prestigious contract on time and within budget”.