Boston Building & Bridge Completes Historical Renovation of Arlington’s Central Fire Station
Milton, MA - - June 30, 2015 – A year long, $6.05 million renovation of Arlington’s historic Central Fire Station, has been completed by Boston Building & Bridge, acting as general contractor for the project. Built in 1926, the building’s frame has remained mostly unchanged and extensive renovations involved the complete demolition and remodeling of the building’s interior with the addition of new features - modernized heating, electrical and plumbing systems, state-of-the-art fitness center and training classroom - while retaining the building’s historical character and restoring the exterior facades to their original appearance. Architectural items from the original design were also preserved, including decorative corbels and brickwork in the apparatus bay and a decoratively painted mantelpiece on the second floor. The fire station remained in operation while the renovation was in progress and the building now accommodates as many as 15 people, the fire department administrative offices and five key pieces of apparatus. Sustainability was another goal for the project. According to Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine, “Not only does this project preserve the historic character of the building, when completed it will earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, a new level of sustainable achievement for the Town of Arlington.” Boston Building & Bridge employed best-in-class building strategies and practices to deliver this high-performance green building. About Boston Building & Bridge Corp. Founded in 1986, Boston Building & Bridge Corp. is a general contracting and construction management firm headquartered in Milton Massachusetts. The company has been serving public and private sector clients with an extensive construction and renovation portfolio that ranges from commercial and industrial buildings, schools and libraries, municipal buildings and recreational facilities, to multi-unit housing complexes, modular structures and a variety of specialty projects. In addition, Boston Building & Bridge has vast civil sector experience in road and bridge construction.