Gordonvale Fire Station
The Gordonvale Fire station is an important piece of civic infrastructure located west of the Gordonvale township alongside the Gillies Highway. JMc Architects was engaged to design and document this modern fire and rescue station, which accommodates one permanent and 19 auxiliary staff.
The new fire station replaced an outdated 1950s building in the town centre, which was no longer ideally positioned to access emergency situations within a wider radius.
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 assessment concluded the development was unlikely to disturb such species and as such the project proceeded to detailed design.
Our commitment to excellence resulted in an aesthetically pleasing, highly functional modern fire station which met all client project objectives and was completed ahead of time.
The facility has received glowing endorsements from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Public Safety Business Agency and Building & Asset Services and is an endorsement of the collaboration skills between our practice and that of the client and contractor.
Photography: Andrew Watson