Christchurch Central Police Station

Apollo was engaged in early 2012 to design and deliver the new 7, 600m² single story Police Station. Handover of Stage One was completed in December 2012 and the majority of Police Staff were in by Christmas.

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The Christchurch Central Police Station houses all policing functions including, General Police Enquiries, Southern Communications Call Centre, Crime and Investigations, Custodial Services, Dogs Services, Community and Youth, Armoury and Munitions and Vehicle services. The structural design meets Importance Level 4 (IL4) code requirements for critical infrastructure buildings.

Due to liquefaction potential with the site Apollo was instrumental in developing an innovative ground stabilisation solution minimising this risk from future events – at a fraction of the cost of standard ground improvement techniques. The result was the development of a 400mm thick concrete raft foundation covering 8,300m2. This pour set the record for the South Islands largest continuous concrete pour within a 12 hour period.

This project was very much a fast tracked process, with design work completed in a matter of months – this phase can normally take up to a couple of years for a new police station. Crews worked extended hours, seven day a week to get the complex built on schedule.