Net-zero tri-blue light hub is ‘UK first’ – Esh


Esh Construction has been appointed to construct the UK’s first carbon neutral tri-emergency service station, in South Tyneside. 

3D image net-zero statue by Esh Construction
by Rory ButlerDecember 16, 2022

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Hebburn Tri Station will be the base for Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS), and teams from Northumbria Police and North East Ambulance Service. 

The scheme, on land between Marine Drive and Campbell Park Road, was procured via the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO). 

It will replace Hebburn Community Fire Station, built in 1965. 

  • bays for emergency vehicles 
  • a new training building 
  • staff accommodation 
  • EV charging ports 

Carbon neutral aims 

  • rainwater harvesting and reuse system 
  • photovoltaic solar panels 
  • ground source heat pumps 
  • wildflower meadow 

All three services will have a fleet of electric vehicles.  

Social value 

More than 65% of the project spend will be reinvested in Tyne and Wear through local labour and supply. 

STEM careers sessions will be provided at local schools. 

Construction will commence in the new year.