HICKS GATE FIRE STATION IS A 5 BAY FIRE STATION WITH THE PROVISION FOR 12 FIRE FIGHTERS AND INCLUDES THE PROVISION FOR FUTURE EXPANSION. THE SITE IS POSITIONED IN AN IMPORTANT AREA OF GREEN BELT BETWEEN KEYNSHAM AND BRISTOL WITH GREAT ACCESS ONTO THE LOCAL ROAD NETWORK.
Service and operation is arranged on the ground floor and living spaces on the first floor in order to reduce the internal response distances in the case of emergency call outs. Offices are positioned at the front of the plan, making the fire fighters visible to the passing public and ensuring a professional public-facing image. The gym and training facilities are allocated to the rear of the building with the intention of ensuring service areas are out of view and activating the public frontage with interesting uses.