In January 2017 Cook Brothers Construction won the bid to construct the new ANZAC (Wainoni) Fire Station. Not only an excellent opportunity to work for the reputable NZFS but also at 1,500 m2, the Station is one of the largest fire stations in Canterbury built to date.
The new ANZAC Fire Station holds two appliance bays (for 4 appliances) with rear entries and front exits, operational decontamination wash and storage areas, as well as transitional showers and PPE storage spaces. The station also features five single bedrooms, with provision for a sixth, washrooms, gym, kitchen and lounge, operations room, quiet room, and meeting room for the team. The secure yard provides off street staff car parking and appliance wash facilities with appropriate interceptor traps for the treatment of runoff.
The ANZAC Fire Station consisted of a complex network of services all around the site which entailed a high level of coordination. With Consultants requiring large-scale alterations to the complete civils package (namely drainage & falls) at a critical stage in the project, the Cook Brothers team continued pushing on out of sequence documenting the changes. While these changes came at a cost, the NZFS saw significant savings as a result of Cook Brother's collaboration with the Engineer to assist through the re-design.
The 3,500m2 landscaping package on the ANZAC Fire Station was approximately $1.1m and consisted of coloured concrete, exposed aggregate, asphalt, kerbing, kwila decking, timber & steel fencing, metalwork and planting.