Historic Fire Station for Sale
A historic fire station designed by some of Queensland’s most renowned architects at Yeronga in Brisbane’s south-west is being offered for sale via auction by Ray White Industrial Milton.
The landmark 1930s-built property at 785 Ipswich Road, Yeronga, is on the market for the first time in more than15 years through Ray White Industrial Milton’s Aron Burtenshaw and Matt Wray.
“This property represents an incredible purchase opportunity for the astute buyer to secure a piece of Brisbane’s rich cultural history,” Aron Burtenshaw said.
“Currently zoned emergency services, the 280 sqm two-level building on a 1,062 sqm block could be used as an office or residence, or enhanced with additional development (STCA).
“An office approval was granted in 2001 but was never finalised. We have already had strong interest from a range of buyers including doctors and art businesses seeking a live and work option.”
Built in 1934, the Old Yeronga Fire Station next to Yeronga Park is one of the earliest designs from leading Queensland architecture company Conrad and Gargett, who also designed Old Government House and Customs House in Brisbane.
During the Second World War an effigy of Adolf Hitler was hung from the fire station’s awning, while the US and Dutch armies created a bivouac camp for more than a thousand soldiers in Yeronga Park behind the fire station. The fire station provided firefighting services to the surrounding areas until 1974 when the building was passed on to the SES who used it as a base and training centre for 24 years. The current owners, who are relocating to Redcliffe, bought it in 2001.
“This is a well-constructed and truly unique office space with original finishes and fittings,” Matt Wray said.
“This includes an original fire pole man hole and working counter levered garage doors which open into an engine room which has been preserved in its original state.”
The fire station auction will be held onsite at 11am (AEST) on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.