Ignite Studio, Ballina, NSW
The beautiful, heritage listed premises were previously used as a Fire Station for approximately 80 years. The Ballina Fire Station operations relocated to new premises in 2015 and the former Ballina Fire Station at 60 Crane Street was then acquired by Ballina Shire Council. Refurbishment works were carried out during 2018 for the adaptive re-use of the premises as a regional multi-disciplinary art space, celebrating the heritage values of the building and ongoing enjoyment of the facility for the whole community. The heritage Fire Station was experiencing water ingress. Our project was to stop the ground water ingress into the historic engine pit preventing further damage for display purposes.
We injected the perimeter of the engine pit joints with a hydrophilic Polyurethane Waterstop.