Center Fire Station

Civil Engineering Services
Groton, MA

Gale provided civil engineering services for the design of a new two-story fire station in Groton’s Historical District. The new Center Fire Station provides training and dormitory space to accommodate full-time firefighters for the anticipated population growth of the Town. Gale assisted Groton in navigating through a challenging permitting process with great success. Challenges included wetland implications, limited buildable area, Historic District regulations and adjacencies to neighboring residential abutters. Gale’s environmentally sensitive design, which included many low impact development techniques ultimately prevailed in accomplishing the required program and function necessary for the Fire Department.

Features include the following:

  • Two-story fire station with four double-depth, pull-through apparatus bays
  • 18,600 square foot building on 2.7 acre site
  • Driveway access and fire truck circulation
  • Employee and visitor parking
  • Low impact design