Brighton and Hove’s fire service to move HQ

Posted On 23 Jun 2015 at 4:34 pm

The fire service that serves Brighton and Hove is moving its headquarters closer to the city.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service will move out of its Eastbourne HQ and share the Sussex Police HQ site in Lewes.

The move was agreed at a meeting of East Sussex Fire Authority last Thursday (18 June) at its annual general meeting (AGM).

The fire service, which has three fire stations in Brighton and Hove, said: “Naturally, this move will result in closer working relationships between the fire and rescue service and the police and in turn this will create operational benefits, improved communications and a reduction in estate costs over the medium to longer term.

“The current HQ building in Eastbourne is owned by the authority and steps will be taken to achieve the best value option in regard to its disposal.

“It is estimated that the move to Lewes will take place over the next 12 to 18 months.”

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