Newton Fire Headquarters & Station #3

31 Willow Street/1164 Centre Street, Newton

Newton Fire Headquarters & Station #3


  • Merit Award, Fire Industry Education Resource Organization (F.I.E.R.O.) Fire Station Design Awards

About This Project

This project included the demolition of the existing Station #3 in its entirety, construction of a new 24,000 SF Station #3 on the same site, and renovation of the historic fire station headquarters, originally built in 1928. The new Station #3, which is connected to the existing fire headquarters building, features five drive-through apparatus bays with crew quarters above, a watch room, firefighter kitchen, Emergency Operations Center, back-up dispatch, fitness room, standby room, fire support storage space, and a new 120-foot high radio tower. The fire headquarters’ 6,000 SF floor plan, systems, and finishes were renovated and repurposed to continue housing the Fire Department administration and Fire Prevention offices.


Project Specifications

  • 31,000 SF
  • 21-month schedule
  • Maintained mission-critical operations (back-up dispatch & city communications) during construction until new operations were operational, and switched over
  • Work included establishing location, temp bunk facility design & installation, temp garage with working HVAC and Plymovent, and emergency traffic control, both temporary and future
  • The station is situated on a very challenging and congested site, bordered by the MWRA Sudbury Aqueduct, a residential neighborhood, and Centre Street
  • Pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 149A CM-at-Risk

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