Pyrmont Fire Station

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Sydney

In 2013, Fire and Rescue NSW commissioned Group GSA to refurbish and extend the operational Fire Station and derelict upper floors to improve conditions for the fire fighters and to provide office accommodation for Fire and Rescue NSW staff as part of their relocation program from their current head office in Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

A new extension was also added to the building over the three floors. This addition is inspired by design methodologies adopted a century ago - innovation, decoration and social creation. The choice of interfacing materials between the heritage building and the extension produces a strong connection between the old and new. The materials complement each other and flow between internal and external spaces in an asymmetrical fashion much like the building before it.

The Group
Client: Fire and Rescue NSW
Studios: Sydney, Australia
Key Facts:
  • 1,270SQM

Group GSA believes this will see the new state of the art premises age beautifully alongside the original building for another century to come. GroupGSA has reinvigorated an important piece of NSW architecture and history. We’ve ensured the work of the former Government Architect, Walter Liberty Vernon, continues to function as it was intended, but now more aligned with contemporary work processes.

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Lisa-Maree Carrigan Director

Lisa-Maree is Director of Architecture & Urban Design globally at GroupGSA. She leads engagement of teams and clients through design collaboration and strategic direction

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