Following a comprehensive study of the existing fire department headquarters for the City of Andover, the GLMV team is planning and designing both a new headquarters facility and renovations to their existing facility. The existing facility was obsolete and could not support modern firefighting apparatus and limited the size and quantity of apparatus that could be utilized for firefighting operations. The study process established ideal functional requirements, critical adjacencies, and space needs.
The project is in construction.
Both municipal fire and County EMS are included in the projects, as well as limited on-site training. Hot Zone and immersive design strategies are both at the forefront of the design to provide contaminant control between apparatus bays and living quarters as well as to address behavioral health and resiliency through the use of natural materials, daylighting, and bunking strategies to mitigate sleep deprivation. The project is being delivered under the construction manager delivery method.
The study process also serves as benchmark for future development of new satellite fire stations for the City of Andover. Materials used feature brick and stone and convey a sense of civic presence and reinforce the dignity of the fire department’s role in the community.
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