End of an era as work starts to demolish Wigan fire station

Wigan Fire Station - part of the building which housed the fire engines and the gym have been demolished
Wigan Fire Station - part of the building which housed the fire engines and the gym have been demolished

Work is under way to demolish Wigan’s fire station.

The building on Robin Park Road, Newtown, is being knocked down to make way for a new £3.9m combined fire and ambulance station.

Fencing has been erected around the site and one of the buildings has already been demolished.

Firefighters and officers are working from temporary accommodation on site so that work can take place.

The joint venture involves Greater Manchester Fire And Rescue Service and North West Ambulance Service with contractor Willmott Dixon.

The building will open next summer.

The ambulance station on Pottery Road will close once the new centre opens.