The Wellington Central Fire Station is a three-storey concrete framed 1930s building. This working fire station building was identified as potentially earthquake prone. Silvester Clark completed a detailed 3D seismic assessment that confirmed the building was earthquake prone, and prepared several seismic strengthening schemes. These schemes were evaluated in terms of cost, disruptions to the operations of the working fire station, and the effects on the appearance of a type 2 Heritage New Zealand-listed building. A seismic strengthening scheme that involves sprayed concrete applied to mostly external walls was selected and supported by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (now Heritage New Zealand). A Non-notified Resource Consent Application for the strengthening works is currently being prepared.
New Zealand Fire Service