The Spreydon Fire Station was the first of 7 new stations being built as part of the Christchurch Rebuild programme, following the devastating aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.
Situated in the suburb of Addington, this facility houses professional career firefighters and incorporates garaging for 2 appliances and accommodation for 6 full time firefighters. Additional supporting spaces include a gymnasium, breathing apparatus wash / recommissioning facilities, and integration of the new transitional 'dirty to clean' wash area.
Located on top of a 2m deep geotechnical designed gravel raft, the timber / steel structure has been designed to meet the rigors of current seismic code requirements. Complimenting the station is a fully considered landscaping design that draws on the textures and elements of the surrounding neighbourhood.
The result is a fully considered design response, sympathetic to its residential surroundings, to provide a highly functional fire and emergency facility that will serve the Addington community for years to come.