Leytonstone fire station to be rebuilt

Leytonstone Fire Station

Leytonstone Fire Station

First published in Waltham Forest East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

PLANS to demolish and rebuild a fire station are set to go ahead after planning permission was granted.

The facility in Leytonstone High Road will be knocked down and replaced by a gleaming three-storey building and drill tower as part of a £60million scheme to replace eight stations in east London.

It comes after a similar project to rebuild Walthamstow Fire Station in Forest Road.

Funding was approved by the London Fire Brigade in January 2011 but a planning application was not submitted until this September.

The bid was approved by Waltham Forest Council this week.

The new station will provide accommodation for fire-fighters, room for modern appliances and training facilities, along with a visiting space for members of the public.

The London Fire Brigade has said fire engines will be temporarily transferred to other stations in the borough during the construction works and that there would be no reduction in fire cover as a result.

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12:06pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Trevor 2 says...

Once again a historic building is being destroyed in the name of 'Modernisation'.
Walthamstow lost it's Station and now Leytonstone. The Borough's heritage is rapidly disappearing!
Once again a historic building is being destroyed in the name of 'Modernisation'. Walthamstow lost it's Station and now Leytonstone. The Borough's heritage is rapidly disappearing! Trevor 2
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12:37pm Fri 30 Nov 12

RichieA70 says...

It might be historic, but presumably the LFB believe it's no longer fit for purpose.

Funnily enough Walthamstow's first proper fire station is still standing (opposite The Chequers on High St) and now a 'Best Kebab' shop. It would be nice if the council acknowledged it's history with a plaque and maybe restored the frontage sympathetically.
It might be historic, but presumably the LFB believe it's no longer fit for purpose. Funnily enough Walthamstow's first proper fire station is still standing (opposite The Chequers on High St) and now a 'Best Kebab' shop. It would be nice if the council acknowledged it's history with a plaque and maybe restored the frontage sympathetically. RichieA70
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7:18am Sat 1 Dec 12

MonawerFarooq says...

The people who use it should really be given respect on this issue.

Just looking at it as I stand opposite, waiting for the 257 bus to Walthamstow Central really shows how for a building with a very important purpose is lacking such huge care and attention.

I'm happy as long as the clock facing the new Tesco remains. Then I can avoid resulting to my phone to see the time. (and from the plans posted to local residents, it should still be around)
The people who use it should really be given respect on this issue. Just looking at it as I stand opposite, waiting for the 257 bus to Walthamstow Central really shows how for a building with a very important purpose is lacking such huge care and attention. I'm happy as long as the clock facing the new Tesco remains. Then I can avoid resulting to my phone to see the time. (and from the plans posted to local residents, it should still be around) MonawerFarooq
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7:20am Sat 1 Dec 12

MonawerFarooq says...

then I can avoid reaching*
then I can avoid reaching* MonawerFarooq
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12:01am Sun 2 Dec 12

Mary T.W. says...

Not that it matters, but since you brought it up, I think you both mean ''resorting to''...
Not that it matters, but since you brought it up, I think you both mean ''resorting to''... Mary T.W.
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