Project: Old Kingsland Fire Station
During filming of this year’s series of The Block NZ, where teams were charged with renovating the old Kingsland Fire Station in Auckland, our 20-foot container hoarding provided safe passage for pedestrians outside the site and allowed construction work to continue with minimal disruption.
The old fire station fronts onto New North Road, a main arterial route into Auckland’s CBD as well as home to Kingsland’s hustle and bustle. With large scale, and often delicate, renovation work being undertaken by The Block teams, the hoarding provided a solid and robust solution to help ensure site safety.
In high foot-traffic areas such as Kingsland, hoardings are ideal because they provide overhead and side protection from construction work while cut outs on the roadside of the container provide a sense of space and create the effect of a covered footpath.
Built in 1933, the fire station building is rich in history and sits on the crest of a hill with 360-degree views, including overlooking Eden Park. The building was renovated in 2008 following a fire, and now it is being restored to its former glory while also being transformed into luxury apartments for The Block NZ.