A TOPPING out ceremony was held to celebrate the milestone of Crowthorne Community Fire Station being built.

The final beam was placed for the new Crowthorne Tri-Service Community Fire Station in November and members celebrated its progress.

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Fire authority members were given a guided tour as they moved through the building, revealing the bay where the fire engine will be housed.

Councillor Angus Ross, strategic asset lead for the Fire Authority, said: "We are delighted to have celebrated such a significant milestone in the build.

"The ongoing support from the community while the work is taking place has been outstanding and we are looking forward to welcoming them to the anticipated opening in summer 2020.”

The fire station will also have a communal area where firefighters, police officers and ambulance personnel can respond from.

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During the tour, members were also able to see the progress of the various energy efficient features such as roof mounted solar panels and plans for electric vehicle charging points, which will reduce the environment footprint in the community.

In addition, a community room will be included in the build.

This will provide a flexible, fully accessible meeting space for local residents and community groups to use.