Cork based construction company HG Construction (IRL) Ltd have been appointed by Cork County Council to construct the new state-of-the-art fire station in Kanturk.
Confirmation of the appointment of HG Construction (IRL) Ltd to construct the €1.5m new fire station was given to local Fine Gael Cllr. John Paul O’Shea by Cork County Council this week. The construction of the new Fire Station will be funded by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.
The new fire station will serve the towns of Kanturk and Newmarket as well as many small villages in the vicinity. Currently the Kanturk Fire Brigade serves a population of 15,000 people and responds to about 110 incidents per year.
Cllr. O’Shea recently spoke with the Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Damien English, TD to impress on him the importance on the new Fire Station for Kanturk and surrounding areas.
Cllr O’Shea said “This is great news for Kanturk and I am delighted to see this very worthwhile project coming to fruition. The construction period is set to take approximately 12 months with works to commence immediately. The current fire station is located on a confined site, adjacent to a housing estate which eliminated any prospect of allowing the current facilities to be considered for upgrading”.
The new fire station will comprise of two new appliance bays, lobby, changing rooms, toilets, shower room, lecture/training room and associated ancillary buildings with drill yard, forecourt, parking facilities, landscaping and footpath realignment works.
Cllr O’Shea added “The fire station, when constructed, will play a pivotal role in the town of Kanturk and will serve a large number of communities in the surrounding area. This new facility will also assist in encouraging new retained firefighters for Kanturk along with supporting our fantastic existing firefighters”.