The brief was to provide a 1130 m2 fire station and community centre designed to last 50 years in a harsh coastal environment.
It included specialist engine bays, community and staff training rooms, and accommodation facilities for both the fire service and civil defence emergencies.
Sustainable construction requirements included solar heating, waste water collection, an energy efficient lighting system, and an extensive fume extraction system. Eco based technologies and materials played an integral role in the development of this unique building.
This building sets new standards for the future development of NZ’s fire stations.
Special Info / Challenges:
The excellence of this building was recognised by the Registered Master Builders Association. ADC was presented with both the Regional and National Awards for Industrial and Infrastructure Construction in the 2009 Commercial Projects awards.
The challenges faced ADC during the construction of the Kapiti Fire Station were considerable. Extreme weather conditions hampered progress. However, the skill of the construction and project management teams ensured this project was completed on time and on budget. It cost a total of $2.8m and was completed in 28 weeks.
“This was a community oriented project with a strong focus on energy efficiency. It enabled us to demonstrate our ability to create an excellent community space with advanced technology, and an environmental focus”
Armstrong Downes Commercial