|Location:||Kitchener Street, Toowoomba, Queensland|
|Client:||Department of Emergency Services|
|Status:||Completed September, 2010|
|Sector:||Government Facilities, Community|
|Service:||Design and Construct Services|
The FKG Group was engaged by the Department of Emergency Services to design and construct a new station in Toowoomba for Queensland Fire and Rescue Services (QFRS), on an existing site.
The project team carried out extensive demolition and asbestos removal works before constructing the new station which consisted of a basic raft slab, prefabricated timber frames and trusses, and a separate steel framed engine room comprising of a mixture of brickwork and fibre cement cladding. The mixture of roof lines, dark bricks with white mortar and rendered fibre cement, added to the visual appeal of the front entry area.
The completed station includes an office, training facilities, mess and recreation rooms with spacious kitchen, six bedrooms, a gym and locker room, turnout room and engine room. The engine room also features a 33kva generator to power the station should there be a power failure, a hose drying room, and equipment store.
External to the building is a large carpark that was designed to double as a designated training area for practicing rescue procedures.