Gipton Fire Station
- ProjectGipton Fire Station
- ClientLeeds Community Foundation
- StatusCompleted August 2017
Gipton Fire Station served the communities of East Leeds from 1937 until relocation of its services in 2014. Leeds Community Foundation re-imagined the building and via a grant from Jimbo’s Fund – set up by the late, local businessman, Jimi Heselden – purchased and renovated the building as a vibrant community hub for the people of Gipton. That vision is now complete – The Old Fire Station is a thriving community hub, home to community organisations, a café and a cookery school.
There are facilities such as meeting rooms, the café and gardens which facilitate face-to-face engagement between the community interest groups and the communities they serve.
The scheme incorporated electric vehicle charging points and is on the Leeds Cycle Highway therefore sustainable modes of transport are encouraged.