MFS Beulah Park

Background

The Metropolitan Fire Service required construction of a new two-bay fire station at Beulah Park to replace a 40-year-old station at Glynde. The build included an in-ground 20,000 litre rainwater tank, 12kW photovoltaic system and aircell cavity insulation for thermal reflective and heat insulation.

Challenges

  • Surfaces needed to absorb impact and be low maintenance because of the nature of fire service equipment and activities
  • Low grade contamination was present in the soil because the site had been used as a service station and garage from 1953 to 1996
  • The volume of new fill being brought to the site needed to be minimised
  • The build needed to be as cost effective as possible

Outcomes

  • We used polished block interior walls which are low maintenance and have good impact resistance
  • ComfortPlus, Australasia’s leading Low E performance laminate, was used on all external windows
  • We minimised the volume of new fill to the site by carefully managing excavated fill and storing it on site for later use under concrete slabs and road surfaces
  • We installed traffic lights for the safe exit of fire trucks onto The Parade
  • To deal with the contamination in the soil, we followed a Soil Management Plan for construction
  • Environmental standards were maintained
  • Cost savings were achieved for the Metropolitan Fire Service

Our project team

Duncan Forbes White, Project Manager
Rob Stirling, Site Manager
James Kennett, Estimator

MFS Beulah Park, Government

External signage and façade, MFS Beulah Park, Government