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