ANZAC Fire Station Property Industry Awards 2019

10 July 2019


Cook Brothers Construction was proud to have the Anzac Fire Station listed as a finalist for the 2019 Property Industry Awards 2019. The project was driven by a need to combine the former New Brighton Volunteer Brigade and Wainoni Fire Station, and is the first composite station for the Canterbury community.

Anzac Fire Station features four appliance bays, training and operations rooms, a gym, kitchen, lounge and purpose-built "dirty to clean" zones so firefighters can bag contaminated gear and then shower to prevent carcinogen transfer into living and work areas.

Representing a significant step in the commitment to the community, the IL4 $8 million station is a significant investment as part of the ongoing redevelopment of Christchurch’s network of fire stations following the 2011 earthquakes meeting the future needs of its people.

With strong community involvement represented by the bow of the waka erected at the front of the station by local iwi, this station is not only a sentinel of the community, but a symbol of culture, connection to land and the people it serves.

Cook Brothers Construction were proud to again be a part of the Christchurch redevelopment and relocation of the Fire & Emergency network. Designed to IL4, for post disaster use, the station has been built under the NZ standard with a 50 year life cycle but the Fire Service expect it to be in use for up to 70 years. Representing a significant investment as part of the ongoing Christchurch network of fire stations, the Anzac Station is in the words of Fire and Emergency Chairman Paul Swain, a “significant step in our commitment to rebuilding a modern network of strategically positioned stations to meet the anticipated future needs of the people of Christchurch."

Congratulations to Phil Snelling, our Canterbury Site Manager, who has been listed as a finalist for this years NZIOB Awards and to our Canterbury team who managed the impeccable levels of quality on this project.