A MULTI-MILLION pound redevelopment of Worcester’s old fire station has kicked off, thanks to the new owners who have taken over the historic landmark.
Worcestershire-based Guthrie Roberts has exciting plans for the building and surrounding site, with heritage being at the forefront with plans for approximately 28 luxury, contemporary apartments, a mix of one, two and three-beds, to provide options for a broad range of buyers in the heart of Worcester.
Preliminary strip out work has begun with Guthrie Roberts appointing local building contractor, J.F Wright and Sons.
Preparatory clearing work has this week commenced and over a four week period will include the removal of all internal fabric and furnishings of the building.
Spanning three generations, J.F Wright has been in business since 1947.
The company specialises in the conservation and preservation of buildings.
Russell Wright, director of the Worcestershire based company, based in Titton, said: “We are delighted to be awarded such a prestigious contract and to work on such an iconic building in the heart of Worcester.
“Some 25 local contractors are now tasked with clearing out the Old Fire Station which will enable the client to hit the ground running once the main development starts.
“Being one of the fastest growing contractors in the Worcestershire area, J.F Wright and Sons have a reputation for delivering the highest standards. Work at the Old Fire Station has enabled us to take on even more local people.”