AMBULANCE CENTRE MOVES INTO NEW TRAINING CENTRE
East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has let space for a new education and training centre in Lincoln. EMAS’ education team started moving into Oak House on Oakwood Road, off Doddington Road in Lincoln, on May 14. The move will see them relocate from their Education Centre on Outer Circle Road, which they have occupied for nearly 25 years. EMAS has invested a lot of technology that isn’t in the current facility, such as an ambulance simulation and upgraded IT systems, as well as more spacious classrooms. Oak House is one of several education centres EMAS has across the East Midlands and is the main one for the Lincolnshire area.
The deal for the letting was completed with local property development firm Taylor Lindsey involved the change of use and a full refurbishment of the 5,500 square foot building.
Nicky Fothergill, Head of Education for EMAS, said: “Our team are looking forward to moving in to Oak House as it is a modern space and therefore will provide a professional environment for us to provide education and training to our front-line Ambulance staff.”
Adrian Bower, Estates Manager at Taylor Lindsey, said: “We are really pleased to have been able to assist EMAS in the relocation of their Lincolnshire based Education Team. The NHS have supported the city, county and country in an unmeasurable amount particularly over the last two years and we are therefore very pleased to have had the opportunity to support them.”
Richard Bishop, Development Manager at Taylor Lindsey, added: “We have pulled out all the stops to complete this refurbishment for EMAS on time and to their requirement. The works have included changing wall partitions, new flooring, new comfort cooling system, new kitchens and full redecoration.”