SkillZONE is a state-of-the-art life size village. It is a fully interactive learning environment to teach people of all ages how to recognise dangerous situations and stay safe. There are 16 zones, which will cover a range of scenarios including road, rail and water safety, an internet cafe, as well as opportunities to cover home and personal safety.
The SkillZONE (Life Skills) facility is a further example of how our design approach was tested with Gloucester Fire and Rescue Authority. The team had to realise a facility which would offer several training scenarios in one building to meet different stakeholder’s requirements both in and out of the fire service, this also had to be linked to a functioning six bay fire station.