Theale Community Fire Station

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Theale Community Fire Station public entrance with RBFRS signs outside
A new fire station is being built in Theale, after plans for a new full time station were approved. Theale will become a tri-service community station, offering a shared location for Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS), Thames Valley Police (TVP) and South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS). Follow the latest updates on its progress below. 

2 March 2021

A milestone has been reached in the project to build a new community fire station in Theale.

At the beginning of February 2021, construction work on Theale Community Fire Station was completed at the highest point of the building, when the last beam was placed on the roof. This milestone that is usually marked with a “Topping Out” ceremony, which is a longstanding tradition that signifies the successful completion of the structural phase of a project.

Find out more in our press release

22 October 2020

Contractors working on the build of Theale Community Fire Station have made good progress during recent months, with the new station starting to take shape.

The installation of the steel superstructure took place at the end of September, following extensive work to prepare the station’s foundations. The Timelapse video below shows progress made over the last month. 

7 September 2020

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Theale Community Fire Station progress - end of July 2020
Theale Fire Station July 2020

While following the Government’s social distancing guidelines, contractors have made huge progress on the new Theale Community Fire Station over the past few months! Recent developments include: 

  • An estimated 16,000 tonnes of excess earth has been removed from the site to create the platform that the station will be built on.
  • A piling rig has drilled 20 meter deep holes into the ground which were filled with high strength concrete to form the station’s foundations.
  • Draining works and a storage system for rainwater and surface water has been installed.

The next major works are underway, including the installation of superstructure steel structures, meaning the station will start taking shape! 

10 January 2020

Explore plans for Theale Community Fire Station. We have published a short walkthrough video. This video shows the station’s key features.

17 December 2019

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Artist's illustration of the outside of Theale Community Fire Station once it is built
Plans to build Theale Community Fire Station have been given the green light by Royal Berkshire Fire Authority. Visit our Theale news item to find out more.