Walpole Fire RescueCategory: Municipal New Construction
Update: The new Walpole Fire Station officially opened with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House on June 2, 2018. The Station is in full operation with a new fuel station for the Town located on the new site. The surrounding site and road work at the adjacent Blackburn Hall, where the Fire Department's Temporary Operations Facility was located, was completed in September 2018.
Address: Stone Street, Walpole
Square Footage: 22,000 square feet
Type of Project: New Construction
Designer: SchwartzSilver Architects with Mitchell Associates
Date of Completion: Summer of 2018 (estimated)
Project Cost: $14.5M
Description: The new Walpole Fire Rescue building will be constructed on the site of the current Main Fire Station on Stone Street. As part of the project, the Fire Department will operate out of a temporary station located on an adjacent lot in front of Blackburn Hall. The existing, main fire station will be demolished in order to provide the space for the new station. The new, multi-story fire station will be 22,000 square feet and house all of the Town of Walpole’s fire operations including Administration, Fire Fighting, Rescue and Dispatch services. The new building will include six double-depth apparatus bays which will house the department’s fire engines, ladder truck, ambulances, and other support vehicles. The two-story Administration and Support wing will house the Department’s administrative offices, watch-room, back-up dispatch, and bunking quarters for the fire fighters. Construction of the Temporary Fire Station will be in the Fall of 2016. Demolition of the existing station is expected to begin during the Winter of 2016-17. Construction of the new station is expected to begin in the Spring of 2017 and to be completed in the Summer of 2018.