Now that’s some garage
Huntingdonshire District Council s 65-strong vehicle fleet finds a new home for itself this week, with the opening of its new £6.4million depot, Eastfield House, in Latham Road, Huntingdon. The council fleet includes 24 refuse vehicles plus vans, road swe
Huntingdonshire District Council's 65-strong vehicle fleet finds a new home for itself this week, with the opening of its new £6.4million depot, Eastfield House, in Latham Road, Huntingdon.
The council fleet includes 24 refuse vehicles plus vans, road sweepers, mowers and tractors that have been based at the now-redundant St Ives depot, as well as at Godmanchester, which will be demolished to make way - at least in the short term - for additional town centre car parking.
The depot development is part of a twin project to replace it and Pathfinder House at a total cost of £23million.
Also based at the operations department will be the CCTV monitoring unit, the council's print unit and post-room, document management, building control staff and the training centre.
About 200 people will work there - around one-fifth of the council's employees.
Building started in November 2006 and was completed on time and on budget, builders Alfred McAlpine said last week.
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- 4 A1 set for night-time and weekend closures until August
- 5 Meet the Sassy Lassies cycling group encouraging women in Huntingdonshire to ride
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- 8 Recap: Lorry and car crash at A141-A1307 junction in Huntingdon
- 9 New homes plan for Huntingdonshire village
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Construction of the new district council headquarters building is due to start this week, after completion of the present archaeological work, and is scheduled to be completed in phases by early 2010.