Atlantic Prefab of Nashua was recently contracted by North Branch Construction in the building and renovation of the Central Fire Station in Laconia. The $4.2 million project includes the addition of new administrative office space, new dormitory facilities, a training-EOC facility, additional vehicle storage, and parking.
The fire station, which is a 40-year-old building, includes the renovation of 13,200sf of the existing two-story CMU block and steel framed building and the addition of a 13,000sf, two-story steel-framed building with brick and PVC trimmed façade. The fire station remains in full service throughout the extensive renovations.
Architectural design work was done by Warrenstreet Architects of Concord. Structural Engineer was SW & C of Manchester. Construction services are provided by North Branch Construction of Concord.
Occupancy of the new addition is slated for early October, and final completion is scheduled for mid-December.
“The benefit of hiring us, is that we consider ourselves part of the team,” said Mark Beroney, general manager, senior designer at Atlantic Prefab. “We are always on the lookout for opportunities to use our experience, talents and capabilities in order to improve our customers experience. In this case we were able to suggest money saving design changes to simplify the installation and win the project. This saves valuable time and project space especially at this project since since the fire station is fully operational during construction.”
“As with any construction project, timing is everything,” said Blazon. “Atlantic Prefab provided the benefit of a staggered delivery schedule, this was great considering the project site is tight on space.”