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Preston Circus Community Fire Station

London Road

Brighton

BN1 4NZ

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Preston Circus Fire Station
East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, Fire Station, Preston Circus, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex, BN1 4NZ


A guided tour around Brighton’s iconic Modernist Preston Circus Fire Station designed by Graeme Highet and erected 1938.


This is a rare chance to visit areas not normally open to the general public, including the bays which house the engines, the first floor with its original Art Deco-style parquet flooring, shiny panelled doors and terrazzo stairways with wavy ornamental ironwork banisters, plus an exceptional opportunity to visit parts of the now unused second floor where 6 firemen and their families used to live. Staff will tell you more of the building’s history and show you old photos and original 1938 plans.


Please note:
This is a working fire station, so please be aware of your surroundings and take care when walking through the building, particularly when you visit the second floor which is not currently in use. Please let a member of staff know if you have any mobility or health issues and note that only the ground floor is accessible to wheel chair users. The building is not suitable for those with poor mobility due to stairs and size of the area visited. And, lastly, please don’t expect everything to be perfect in a working building (that’s what makes it more exciting to visit)!


Guided tours will run every half hour from 11-12. Maximum number per group is 15 so booking essential and, regrettably, no extras or “turn-ups” can be accommodated on the day.


Toilet and disabled toilet facilities are available.

No refreshments onsite but many cafes opposite or nearby in London Road and area.

We look forward to seeing you at our beautiful building.

● Sunday 15 September: 1100, 1130, 1200

Max 15 people per tour/session, 30minutes


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London Road

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BN1 4NZ

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