Today, the City of London and the London Fire Department welcomed citizens of southwest London to celebrate the official opening of London Fire Department Station 11.
A ceremonial hose connection marked the official opening of the new fire station located at 3970 Savoy Street in Lambeth.
“This station allows fire fighters to keep families safe by reducing response times and putting them in a more central location,” said Mayor Matt Brown. “Investments in community safety are a priority for London, as we continue to grow and evolve we need to support our everyday heroes.”
The second generation Station 11 located on Westminster Drive at Colonel Talbot Road proudly served the southwest community since 1992. The relocation of the station, firefighters and fire trucks to the area of Wharncliffe Road and Bostwick Road has not only improved the response times to emergency calls in Lambeth and adjacent neighbourhoods, including Westmount and South London, but also through improved secondary support throughout the south end of the City.
“Council’s ongoing support of our Master Fire Plan, with the Station 11 project being a key component, has allowed us to improve emergency service through reduced response times to Lambeth and the surrounding communities while remaining within our existing operating budget,” said Fire Chief John Kobarda.
The total cost for Station 11 was $2,263,460. Its service to the community started in July, 2017.
Official station tours and information displays continue today until 4 p.m.
Highlights of the building include:
• Fully accessible features including FADS designed washroom
• Natural light and views to the exterior from over 75% of the spaces
• Incorporates regional materials which contain recycled content
• Low VOC content finishes for improved indoor air quality
• Automatic lighting controls
• High performance building envelope
• Drought tolerant and native species landscaping
• On-site bioswale to treat parking lot run-off
• One storey drive-through design
• Fully sprinklered