Londonderry, NH North Branch Construction has completed construction at the Londonderry Central Fire Station. The two-phased project was for a renovation of the existing station along with two separate additions. Phase I included the addition of an equipment bay on the south end of the existing station along with a 4,620 s/f addition housing a new entrance lobby, a secure regional dispatch center, administrative offices, break room, conference room, and a training room. In addition, Phase I of the project included relocation of the station’s flag poles and the department’s “Never Forget” Memorial and Last Call bell from the northeast corner of the existing fire station to directly in front of the new administrative entrance. The building remained occupied and fully operational, including the critical dispatch center, since the start of the project in November 2018.
Phase II of the project included an additional apparatus bay on the north end of the building along with a two-story operations addition providing gear storage, a decontamination room, and work, fitness, and living spaces. The additions and renovations have provided an additional 11,000 s/f including two additional apparatus bays, a separate decontamination room, expanded training and ADA compliance upgrades, a secure dispatch facility, lighting and HVAC systems upgrades.
“It has been a great experience working to bring a much needed update and expansion to the Londonderry Central Fire Station. The new facility will better address the needs of the Londonderry Fire Department and the first responders working within the department allowing them to better serve the residents of the town of Londonderry and surrounding region served by the regional dispatch center,” said Bruce Blazon, project manager with North Branch Construction.
Port One Architects provided design for this project.