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Infrastructure Plan 2014/15 to 2018/19

Infrastructure Plan 2014/15 to 2018/19

The medium term Infrastructure Plan has been developed in line with the proposals detailed in the Safety Plan, and supports and maintains the assets and infrastructure across the organisation. The detailed areas of spend within this Plan for 2014/15 are shown in other sections of this website. However, detailed below are the proposed projects that are planned to take place in subsequent years.

Station Development Programme

The Authority has planned to build five new fire stations over the course of the next few years, so this Plan details the funding that has been allocated to resource this programme of work.   The first of these new builds, the fire station at Ash-cum-Ridley was successfully completed in October 2013. This new energy efficient and fit for purpose station is now operational and the decommissioning of Horton Kirby has begun ready for sale. New builds at Rochester and Ramsgate and major refurbishment at Medway fire stations will be progressed during 2014/15. A site is currently in the process of being purchased at Rochester, which will house a new fire station and road safety centre. The acquisition of an additional site is progressing at Ramsgate.

Premises

There is an annual programme of maintenance work on the Authority’s premises to ensure that the buildings continue to remain in a good state of repair. There are also plans to upgrade the security system at various premises and install solar panels at several sites and complete various works at Service Headquarters.

Information and Communication Systems

Work will continue in developing and enhancing information systems across a variety of areas which will help ensure that processes become more streamlined and cost effective.  In addition funding has been allocated for command and control technology in 2016/17 and for the refresh of various information and communication systems in 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Vehicles and Equipment

Funding has been set aside to resource the rolling replacement programme of the Authority’s fleet of light and heavy vehicles. The outcome of the capability review will be reflected in the type of appliances and vehicles that are purchased in future years.

Medium Term Infrastructure Plan 2014/15
Budget
£'000
2015/16
Budget
£'000
2016/17
Budget
£'000
2017/18
Budget
£'000
2018/19
Budget
£'000
2014-2019
Total Budget
£'000
Station Development Programme 5,291 7,366 6,900 4,023 0 23,580
Premises 2,576 2,429 2,339 2,397 2,456 12,197
Information and Communication Systems 2,425 595 689 790 1,000 5,499
Vehicles and Equipment 1,998 3,745 4,985 2,097 2,693 15,518
Total Expenditure 12,290 14,135 14,913 9,307 6,149 56,794
Funded by:        
Prudential Borrowing 0 0 0 3,311 2,373 5,684
Revenue Contributions 8,721 10,135 11,913 4,996 3,776 39,541
Revenue Contributions - Fire Control Grant 700 0 0 0 0  700
Capital Grant – Fire Control 850 0 0 0 0 850
Capital Grant – General 1,619 0 0 0 0 1,619
Performance Reward Grant 400 0 0 0 0 400
Capital Receipts 0 4,000 3,000 1,000 0 8,000
Total Funding 12,290 14,135 14,913 9,307  6,149 56,794

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