The existing fire station at 445 Norwood Road, built in 1914, is now longer fit for purpose. A Grade II listed building, its modernisation was deemed uneconomic.
The London Fire Brigade has therefore acquired a site for a new fire station and drill tower at 210 Knights Hill, close to the A215 south circular. The site was originally occupied by a two-storey residential care home that has now been demolished.
The new station is expected to be completed by autumn 2014