Work on a fire station is taking shape.
In the new year the fire appliance bay doors will be added to Rastrick’s new fire station.
And building work will take place to the training tower on the Clough Road station.
The latest work has involved weather-proofing the station, the roof is now on and the doors and windows fitted and most of the scaffolding surrounding the building has been removed.
A fire service spokesperson said: “After the Christmas break, the building will start to take the appearance of a fire station, with the construction of the training tower and installation of the appliance bay doors.”
Work began in May and the Rastrick station will replace Elland and Brighouse stations, which will close and merge at the new station in a cost-cutting drive.
The new station will be staffed by a crew of five firefighters daily and will include specialist water rescue and flood response teams.
It is expected to be operational by spring 2015.
The Rastrick station is one of five new bases currently being planned by the West Yorkshire fire service.
Fire chiefs carried out a major review of the service after improved fire safety meant a shift in the type of calls and jobs experienced by the brigade.
The list includes a new fire station to serve the area currently covered by Dewsbury and Batley.
The new site at Carlton Road allows quick access onto Bradford Road and Halifax Road, providing good links into Dewsbury and Batley.
The station will be staffed by 44 whole time firefighters and there will be a team of specialist officers who will work from the site, providing a first class response service.
In addition the provision of a dedicated facility will enable continuation of the successful Young Firefighters programme within Kirklees.