Foxborough Public Safety
|Project Name:||Foxborough Public Safety|
|Owner:||Town of Foxborough, MA|
|Architect:||Kaestle Boos & Associates|
|Scope:||Construction of a new 2-story public safety facility of approximately 39,500 square feet, consisting of Sally Port, adult and juvenile detention areas including booking area, cells, holding area, communication room, fitness room, locker rooms, community/training room, electrical and mechanical rooms, storage, lobby and interview room, fire apparatus and maintenance bays with associated spaces and administrative offices on the main level.|
CHRIS’S PROJECT NOTES
“This new facility has all the bells and whistles along with a surveillance system that can pick off a license plate # from anywhere within eye shot. The facility was constructed to serve as the headquarters for the Police, Fire Department and the emergency management center for the town. The departments are separated and each one has unique requirements that are critical to their operations.
It’s a dynamic building with many features including a state of the art communication room, remotely operated doors for the detention areas and five drive through fire apparatus bays equipped with a Plyma-vent exhaust system.
The building is equipped with a training tower that is also used to hoist and dry the fire hoses. Emergency management drills are run to train firefighters to handle hazardous materials, smoke filled spaces and the operation of their safety equipment.
The Fire Station kitchen is a classic with Zodiac countertops, stainless steel appliances and a diamond plated backsplash that you don’t see just anywhere. The facility has its own fitness and locker rooms to service both departments along with living quarters for the firemen. The lobby, communication, conference and many other meeting rooms are fit out with custom millwork
The designed occupancy loads allow for some town growth and the building will last forever making this a very worthwhile investment for the Town.
This facility services Foxboro Stadium and its 75,000 Patriots fans along with numerous concerts and other sporting events which provide some additional activity and overnight guests.”