New 999 hub to open within months

The combined ambulance and fire station, Robin Park Road, Wigan
The combined ambulance and fire station, Robin Park Road, Wigan

There are just a few months left until Wigan’s new fire and ambulance station will be ready to open its doors.

Construction work started on the site on Robin Park Road, Newtown, last year and the building has quickly taken shape.

Firefighters and officers are currently working from temporary accommodation on the site, which was where the former fire station was located before it was demolished.

They will move into the new station in July, with staff from the ambulance service expected to move in later in the summer or early autumn.

Firefighters and paramedics will work there side by side and the current ambulance station on Pottery Road will be demolished.