Aviva Commercial Finance lends over £32 million on its first fire and rescue service project

Article date: 12 July 2013

Aviva Commercial Finance is pleased to announce that it has provided a £32.2 million loan to Kier and Calderpeel Partnership Ltd to build 11 new fire stations for the Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The development will consist of new fire stations being built in Chase Terrace, Penkridge, Codsall, Loggerheads, Kinver, Burton on Trent, Longton, Rugeley, Lichfield, Leek and Stone.

Kevin Sale, commercial finance director at Aviva, said: “We’re so pleased to have been able to extend our lending to the Fire and Rescue Service on this project, working together with Kier and Calderpeel Partnership Ltd to provide 11 valuable fire stations for the Staffordshire area. We provide long term, fixed rate debt across a number of sectors and this scheme represents a good long term investment for us and our customers.”

Nigel Turner, managing director at Kier said; “Kier, as part of the blue3 consortium, is delighted to have reached financial close on this exciting project for the Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service. These 11 new state-of-the-art fire stations will provide Staffordshire with an invaluable service, as well as being a fantastic community asset for many years to come.

“Kier has a strong track record of delivering similar projects in the emergency ‘blue light’ sector and looks forward to working closely with the client to deliver a continuously successful service over the next 25 years.”

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