Fawdan Development

Completed 2014

An out-of-town based developer secured Nelson Tasman Civil Defence as
a key tenant for his development and needed a cost effective design.
The building needed to be Importance Level 4; immediately operational after an earthquake or other hazard event. The site selection was driven
by cost. It is prone to flooding from Washbourn Gardens. 

We chose to address John Wesley Lane visually and provide the entry point for most of the foot traffic that comes from the TDC Building across the road. It has a visual presence from the other main roads (Wensley and Oxford). We wanted to create a building that looked solid, safe, permanent, functional and practical. 

Contractors: Coman Construction 

Photographer: John-Paul Pochin