THE REVAMPED Malvern Fire Station has been formally opened.
Lady Rosalind Morrison of Madresfield Court was the guest of honour to unveil the plaque at the Worcester Road station on Friday (November 21).
Firefighters from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service moved back on site earlier this year after being temporarily relocated to Betony Road while the £1.6million project to shape.
The original station was built in 1985 and had become very inefficient and costly to maintain. As well as cheaper energy bills the complex is now a much better training facility for firefighters.
Station commander Rob Allen said: “The staff are delighted to be back at the reopened fire station, we now have a facility that provides an excellent working space and is energy efficient. We look forward to many years working in this fantastic facility.”
A noteworthy addition is a mural overhanging the stairwell which has been put together by pupils from nine different primary schools in the area.
Youngsters from Cradley Primary School were the winners of the competition for the best square and were invited to the station on the day.
Mr Allen added: “We had a fantastic response to the competition and we would like to thank all of the schools who took part.”