Spotlight on Community Investment at Saughall Massie

A legacy is being built in Saughall Massie, alongside a new single-storey two-bay fire station with offices, meeting rooms, external drill and training facilities and car parking for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority.

Procured via the NWCH High Value Framework and being delivered by Framework Partner Wates Construction, the project is already returning outcomes that will benefit the local community beyond the delivery of a great new facility.

Designed to blend with the local landscape, features of the project include a green sedum roof, soft landscaping and bird and bat boxes to support biodiversity. Building work is set to complete in April 2019.


Saughall Massie fire station to become home to new community defibrillator

Wates Construction have gifted a brand new defibrillator to the community. The new automatic external defibrillator has now been installed on Wates’ site hoardings until it can be transferred to the new fire station next year, where it will be fully accessible to the local community.

 “We’re really pleased that Wates have been able to place a community public access defibrillator (CPAD) at  their site in Wirral as these life-saving machines are vital in the event of a cardiac arrest. Not only will this be important for the staff working at the site but it can also be accessed by the whole community when needed.”

Nicholas Blair, Community Resuscitation Development Officer for North West Ambulance Service


Supporting the Princes Trust 12 week programme

The Wates team are supporting the MFRS Princes Trust personal development programme, supporting members of the community aged 16 to 25 to gain new skills, take a qualification and meet new people. This included writing CVs with those taking part in the programme.

Princes Trust candidate Kieran has completed a two week work experience placement on site from 29th October. He successfully completed a placement learning about site safety and logistics. As well as assisting the gateman with general labouring and meeting and greeting he dressed up as Ivor Goodsite and took to the role brilliantly!

‘The CV session was done in such an efficient way. All the team were actively involved and we can’t thank Charlotte & Angie enough’

Lacey, Team Leader, MFRS Princes Trust personal development programme

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