JMc Architects engagement was to design and document a modern fire and rescue station accommodating one permanent and 19 auxiliary staff replacing the existing non-functioning station built in 1950. The Gordonvale Fire station is an important piece of civic infrastructure and it is located west of the township alongside the Gillies Highway, best situated to access emergency situation from a wider radius than its current location in the town centre.
Our design engagement commenced with a flora and fauna assessment due to the site being located within two kilometres of a high risk area containing Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened (EVNT) species; the assessed concluded the development was unlikely to disturb such species and as such the project proceeded to detailed design.
Committed to excellence resulted in an aesthetically pleasing, highly functional modern fire station which met all client project objectives and was completed ahead of time.
To be able to produce an emergency response facility that has received glowing endorsements from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Public Safety Business Agency and Building & Asset Services is an endorsement of the collaboration skills of architect, client and contractor.