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Client: NSW Public Works

Project Manager: NSW Public Works Project Management

Architect: Tim Earnshaw and Partners Pty Ltd

Structural and Civil Engineers: MEC

A new fire station for the Windsor district comprising a twin vehicle covered engine bay and an administrative office.

The structure to the engine bay is a structural steel portal frame and to the office building a cold-formed steel frame. Ground conditions are a deep profile of reactive clay over shale rock at 6 metres depth. The floor slab to the administrative building and the main columns to the engine bay are supported by screw piles. A cellular cardboard underlay protects the slab from moisture induced movements in the clays.

The pavement serving the fire engines is of reinforced concrete overlying a prepared subgrade and crushed rock base.