Structural work to the £2.3 million development at the new fire station on Kent Street in York is underway.
Approximately 80 tonnes of steel is being transported to the 10,764 sq ft site at the heart of the city.
A 37 week programme has already now commenced to construct the framework of the station.
The new fire station will comprise of three vehicle bays and further facilities ranging from office space to a training tower, in the rear yard.
The station, which replaces the existing station at Clifford Street, has been designed to provide a more modern working environment and meet the needs of the modern Fire Service.
Chris Allot, Contracts Manager at Caddick Construction, said:
“It’s great at last to see the steelwork going up and the development coming out of the ground with the investment finally taking shape.
“We have been able to get a lot of the external ground works completed during the good weather and hopefully this will continue.
“The project in York is well under way with the delivery of the steel frames; this is a crucial and monumental stage of the building process.
“We have 80 tonnes of steel work and purlins which will be used in the initial construction of the buildings framework. The erection of the steel frame will be completed within a 3 week period”.
Construction of the new fire station is expected to be completed at the beginning of 2014.
Caddick Construction and Caddick Civil Engineering is the operational arms of Caddick Group PLC.