Woking’s new fire station was opened in July 2016 and, standing twice the size of its predecessor, is now fully operational. As part of the major redevelopments underway in the town centre, the station was moved from Cawsey Way to Goldsworth Road. All rooms adjoin a fire engine bay and the new facilities provide potential for firefighters to work more closely with other emergency services, such as sharing training sessions. Above the station, 32 new furnished studio apartments with ensuites and kitchenettes have been constructed, named Greenwood House, in honour of former Mayor of Woking, Bill Greenwood (1989 – 1990). Kay Hammond, SCC cabinet associate for community safety services, said: “This new fire station gives our crews state-of-the-art facilities and I’m delighted it’s now fully operational. It means the site of the old station is now freed up for a regeneration scheme which will improve Woking’s town centre for residents and visitors, while creating new jobs and growing Surrey’s economy.”