THE Fire Brigade Union has bought a lighthouse in Ellesmere Port to use as a new "super region" headquarters.
The FBU today announced it has bought the £300,000 building by the side of the Manchester Ship Canal.
The union has made the move to cope with the merger of the regional headquarters next year.
Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cumbria, and the Isle of Man, are merging with Merseyside and Cheshire to strengthen local representation.
From January 5 the union bosses and clerical staff will move in.
Merseyside firefighters have backed the move but fear the new super region will weaken their support.