Nauset Construction Breaks Ground for New Westwood Fire Station
WESTWOOD, MA and the town of Westwood, Massachusetts, recently celebrated the groundbreaking for Fire Station No. 2 located at 300 Washington Street. The new facility will replace the existing outdated Islington Fire Station with a larger, state-of-the-art facility capable of servicing current and future demand growth associated with response-time goals, expanded town development, and increased transit activity. Demolition and clearing of the existing fire station and adjacent tennis court will begin next week, and the project is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2016.
The ceremony was well-attended by state and local officials, community members, and members of the project team, including State Senator and State Representative , Board of Selectmen members , , and , of , and , President of Nauset Construction. "The Town of Westwood has a special opportunity at this time to replace an outdated building and replace it with an outstanding public safety facility," said Hyde. "This new station, as well as the proposed new police station, are important and necessary upgrades to the town's municipal facilities."
Designed by , the new two-story, 11,100-square-foot building will have double the parking capacity from six spaces to 12. The first floor will house three apparatus bays, administration space and building support, with dormitory areas, a standby room, kitchen and living spaces located on the second floor. The project's scope of work will also include installation of new utilities and underground storm water management systems, in addition to construction of a retaining wall. Nauset will also provide paving and landscaping of the grounds and add guard rails and protective sports netting to the retaining wall to prevent softballs and baseballs from the adjacent playing fields from damaging the building. Project challenges include a constricted suburban site surrounded by local businesses, the adjacent recreation fields and high volumes of vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
Nauset's selection as construction manager for this project further expands the firm's government sector portfolio which includes projects such as the Joint Force HQ Phase 2 facility at Hanscom AFB, Acushnet Police Station and the Unit Training Equipment Site (UTES) at Camp Edwards AFB.