Work has started on the £14 million fire, police and ambulance campus in Milton Keynes that is being built on a former MKDP site in West Ashland.
The construction contract has been awarded to Kidlington-based Kingerlee Ltd and work is expected to be completed by August 2019, with the building due to open in October 2019.
It will comprise a three-storey complex housing Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, South Central Ambulance Service’s Milton Keynes frontline 999 emergency and non-emergency patient transport and Thames Valley Police’s neighbourhood police team.
Charles Macdonald, MKDP’s chief executive says: “We worked closely with Milton Keynes Council to enable land owned by MKDP to be made available for this vital community usage and I am looking forward to seeing the aspirations of our local emergency services becoming a reality here.”
David Sutherland, Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority’s Director of Finance and Assets, said: “It has always been important that Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service continues to evolve and that we continue to look at different ways of providing services along with our partners. The Blue-Light Hub represents an investment in the growing community of Milton Keynes for decades to come as it will free up a number of public estates in Milton Keynes for other use.
“The three blue-light services will work and train together, and we are future-proofing the building by making space available for use by other interested public service bodies. We will also be providing meeting rooms for community groups.”