COMBINED FACILITY ON EXISTING SITE
For too long, cramped quarters and an adverse physical environment had challenged both the Police and Fire departments in their undersized, outdated and uncomfortable combined facility.
D+W was retained to develop alternative design options and the final design for the preferred solution which was to build a new 35,000sf structure to house both departments at the existing site with a stated objective of creating a contemporary "gateway" to downtown. Once bids were received, the Town voted on - and strongly endorsed - the facility’s construction. Temporary accommodations for both departments - equipment, apparatus, personnel - were identified and prepared. The Departments moved into the facility in December 2016 amid "great feedback from the community on the design" and the Permanent Building Committee’s appreciation for a "virtually painless" process (Mike Quinlan, Co-Chair PBC).
Owner Town of Medfield
SQ. FT. 36,500
Photographer Thomas Erb / Cassie Plunkett