The Dunedin International Airport emergency services building caters for four emergency response vehicles. The airport operates with two emergency response crews, but due to operational changes this is increasing to four.
The building was originally built as the airport’s control tower and over its lifetime it has received a wide range of modifications.
The airport company completed a major redevelopment of the building to modernise the facilities and increasing its operating capacity. The building’s structure was also upgraded to meet Building Code ‘Importance Level 4’ requirements.
The emergency services operations room was enlarged, and offices were created for the crew chief and operations manager. A new training room and BA (breathing apparatus) maintenance room were added and laundry, kitchen and bathroom facilities were upgraded.
Infrastructure upgrades included a complete electrical upgrade, new radio communications hub, air conditioning of spaces (complete with a heat recovery system) and an appliance exhaust extract system.
Continuing its long relationship with Signal, the airport company engaged Signal as project and construction manager for the project.