New fire station to be built in Gaydon

Work has begun on a new fire station at the Aston Martin site in Gaydon which will provide good access to the M40 and B4100.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 9:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 10:56 am
Work has started on a new fire station at the Aston Martin site in Gaydon.

The new station will be peak demand, which means that firefighters will be on station from 7am to 7pm.

It will house one fire engine and 12 firefighters, with the aim of further enhancing and supporting Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service’s response model.

County councillor Matt Western, chairman of the council’s overview and scrutiny committee said: “I’m really pleased that the work is now underway.

“It will be a great asset to the communities of Warwickshire and will further enhance our response to incidents in and around the M40 area and our community fire safety work.”

As well as supporting the community of Gaydon, the station’s access to the road networks will ensure that support can also be provided to the south of Warwickshire.

The station is being built by contractors Keirs with full support from Aston Martin and JLR, who are working in partnership with the fire service to ensure they are able to make the best use of the site.

The project will cost £760,000 - funded through a Department for Communities and Local Government transformation grant,

Chief fire officer Andy Hickmott said: “We’re delighted that work is underway.

“The location is great for access to the south of the county and the pilot for a Gaydon response point has proven a real success. We know it will improve our resilience, increase community safety and ensure that we have the right cover for when we need it the most.”