Fire breaks out at Blackpool's new £100m Civil Service Hub offices at Talbot Gateway

A fire has broken out at the new civil service offices at Talbot Gateway in Blackpool this morning. Picture credit: Tanya LeemingA fire has broken out at the new civil service offices at Talbot Gateway in Blackpool this morning. Picture credit: Tanya Leeming
A fire has broken out at the new civil service offices at Talbot Gateway in Blackpool this morning. Picture credit: Tanya Leeming | Tanya Leeming
Fire crews have rushed to new Civil Service Hub offices at Talbot Gateway in Blackpool after a fire broke out

A fire has broken out at the new Civil Service Hub offices at Talbot Gateway in Blackpool.

Fire crews are the scene and thick black smoke is seen rising from the £100million office block which is due to open next year. The cause of the fire and its severity is not clear at this stage.

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More than 3,000 government workers are set to move into the new seven-storey building, close to Blackpool North train station, when construction is completed in 2025.

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