Avon Fire & Rescue Hydra Suite

    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite Sydicate Room 6
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite Sydicate Room 4
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite Sydicate Room 5
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite Sydicate Room 3
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite Sydicate Room 1
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite Entrance
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite - Minerva Control Room
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite - Minerva Control Room 2
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite - Minerva Command Unit
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite Briefing Room 3
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite Briefing Room 2
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite Briefing Room

The Avon Fire & Rescue acquired the Lansdown site in 1993 and commenced to redevelop the site into the South West Command Development Centre in 2002. Within the venue, which is a 'Bunker' facility,  2 Hydra suites and 1 Minerva suite have been built comprising of 4 dedicated syndicate rooms, a conference and training facilities, 5 breakout meeting rooms and refreshment facilities throughout.

The Lansdown site is a unique and interesting location as it was commissioned during the cold war and completed in 1954, to counter the A-bomb threat delivered by enemy aircraft, as the Anti-Aircraft Operations Room (AAOR) for Gun Defended Area (GDA) Bristol Group 2.  Lansdown was primarily involved with the defence of Bristol with its industrial and port sites considered as prime targets.
 
 

Key Contact Numbers for the Hydra Team at Avon Fire & Rescue:


Name Title Phone Email

Darren Kingston

Station Manager

01179 262061
Ext: 605

 

Richard O’Hare Watch Manager 01179 262061
Ext: 619

 

Jim Gill

Watch Manger 01179 262061
Ext: 616

james.gill@avonfire.gov.uk

Simon Tate

IT Support Officer 01179 262061
Ext: 620

 

Michael Viner Multi Media Graphic Designer 01179 262061
Ext: 628

michael.viner@avonfire.gov.uk

Suite Manager: Mike Viner
Email: michael.viner@avonfire.gov.uk
Contact Number: 01179 262 061 ext 628
Address: Avon Fire and Rescue Service, South West Command Development Centre, Lansdown Road, Lansdown, BA1 9DB.