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Lyttleton Fire Station

Client NZ Fire Services | Date of Completion Jan 2017 | Duration 11 months | Contract Value $2.9 million

Scope and Scale 

A new single-storey build fire station for the volunteer brigade after the existing station was heavily damaged and subsequently demolished following the Canterbury Earthquakes.

The building is IL4 rated providing the required functionality and security being sought by NZ Fire Services. 


HRS won the contract under tradition tender procurement.
Strong relationships were developed with fire services and volunteer brigade throughout the project with HRS exploring solutions and responding well to solutions and suggestions.

HRS managed large variations in civil works due to unstable ground, artefact discoveries, contaminated soil and new drainage lines. 

Significant communication was required with the Civil Engineer and Archaeologist. 

An extension of time was awarded for additional earthworks and a new retaining wall.

Constant forecasting and planning was required to ensure the site was safe and well contained overnight and weekends as wind was an issue

at times. 


Programme: Achieved with agreed extension of time

Health & Safety: Nil major incidents, site received good internal H&S audit scores consistently through the project.

Budget: Extended with agreed variations