24-Hour Occupancy for Firefighters, Safety for an Entire Community
Fire Station No. 8 consists of a 12,455 SF facility with four apparatus bays with front and back entrances, powered by automatic 4-fold sliding doors. The facility also includes kitchen and living areas, public lobby and office, men and women’s bunk rooms, commander’s office, laundry area, restrooms, showers and locker rooms. The facility is a single-story building with masonry walls, concrete foundation, and a metal roof. It also features split face masonry block on the exterior.
This Design-Bid-Build replacement station was constructed adjacent to the existing structure, requiring demolition of the current station prior to commencement of construction. The project also included all grading, site preparation, site utilities, concrete work, paving, curb and gutter work, as well as the implementation of new landscaping, trees, grass and sod.
Hussey Gay Bell also worked closely with Forsyth County and were responsible for obtaining all permits, coordinating special inspections, conducting site meetings and working with city and county entities for utilities and facilitation of electrical power, sewer, natural gas, as well as a septic system for Fire Station No. 8.
The new fire station was designed for 24-hour occupancy, which the existing station was not. This facility is better suited to house the fire apparatus stationed there and to allow for growth and future apparatus placement.
Construction of new Fire Station 8 occurred simultaneous to construction of a new Fire Station 6 in southern Forsyth County, which opened on March 27. Hussey Gay Bell served as the architects for the stations, and construction of both new facilities was awarded to D.A. Edwards & Company, Inc. in the amount of $5,633,554.