Signal Management Group worked with The Order of St John Wanaka Area on the planning, design and construction of their new ambulance station to service the Upper Clutha region.
The St John Ambulance services and facilities in the region urgently needed to expand and upgrade in order to cope with the ever growing resident and visiting population. The new facility was designed to increase the speed and efficiency with which local crews can respond to accidents and emergencies throughout the region.
Key features include:
- Four ambulance bays, and equipment storage
- Operational headquarters, offices and administration for the Upper Clutha region
- Training facilities
- Staff accommodation, kitchen, toilet and shower facilities
- Backup power generation and water storage to cater for civil emergencies
Thanks to the new staff accommodation duty staff are now able to stay overnight. This means personnel from a much wider area of the community may be trained and employed in ambulance crews. Facilities for first aid training courses are able to meet the increasing demands of health and safety regulations.
Designed to complement the local alpine environment, the purpose built facility also ensures that future expansion can be easily undertaken as the demand for St John's services increases.