Prince Edward will open the new Community Safety Resource Centre at Corringham Fire Station on the 18th June, which has been built thanks to a donation of £292,000 from Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation.
The project, which will allow the Service to expand its highly successful Firebreak programme to an increasing number of young people, is also being supported by the Local Strategic Partnership with a £65,000 donation.
The building is being erected alongside the current Corringham fire station in Fobbing Road and will not only be used by ECFRS but also in close co-operation with other emergency services and agencies involved in youth intervention work.
In line with ECFRS’ efforts county-wide to use green technologies in all new construction work, the design of the building includes renewable energy systems such as solar heating and rainwater recycling. The sustainability of the building was an important factor in the decision by the Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation to fund the project. The 135 sq metre building will accommodate a teaching area, office, kitchen and shower facilities.