Old Fire Station

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The Old Fire Station is owned by the Gravel Pit Close Charity, of which Woburn Sands Town Council is the trustee. 


The Old Fire Station is located opposite the Summerlin Centre, close to the Railway Station and the town's Recreation Green.

Hall Facilities


In 2016, the Town Council undertook some useful refurbishment, which included new doors and windows, flooring and improved heating. The building was later extended to provide better facilities for community events held on the Recreation Ground and to provide a suitable space to hire out for event and classes.

The Old Fire Station now boasts a wide entrance area, 2 rooms to hire one with a self-contained sink unit and the main room with a separate but adjoining kitchen (please note there is no facility to heat food).

There are three toilets on the premises, all fully accessible with one of these exclusive to the main room.

The main room is approximately 9m x 5m, with the second room slightly smaller but angular in shape.

The building has free WiFi.

The Old Fire Station is suitable for most activities, including baby and children's groups and classes, corporate events, exhibitions, yoga, Pilates, music practice and music events.

Car Parking

The Old Fire Station has its own car park which it shares with users of the Recreation Ground.

Hire Cost

The Old Fire Station is available to hire at a set rate of £10 per hour. If you wish to hire both rooms at once, please speak to us about the price,


To hire the Old Fire Station or if you have any questions or queries, please contact Sam on 01908 585368 or email s.townend@wstc.org.uk

History of the Building

The building served as the Woburn Sands Fire Station for several years. Many of the firemen were volunteers who worked at the old Plysu factory opposite that is now the Parklands development. The route that they took to the Fire Station in the event of an alarm was along Firemans Run, hence the use of the name within Parklands. In 1998, following the closure of the Fire Station, the building was taken over by the Woburn Sands Youth Club. In 2015 the Woburn Sands Town Council took over the running of the Old Fire Station for the benefit of the local community in its capacity as trustee for its owners the Gravel Pit Close Charity.