September 1, 2021, Amendment #2: "Addendum 1 Document" added and "Closing date has been extended to September 16, 2021".
August 20, 2021, Amendment #1: "Addendum 1 Document" and "Appendix D Document" have been added".
The City of Quesnel (the City) is planning to upgrade and renovate Fire Hall #1 in downtown Quesnel. In August of 2020 the City had a Fire Department Needs Analysis and Facility Assessment Study completed. The Study provided a range of options for the City to consider. Based on information in the Study the City obtained grant funding to conduct a renovation of Fire Hall #1.
Quesnel Fire Hall #1 is located at 310 Kinchant Street. The building shares a common wall with the Nazko Band office. Over the years the wood and masonry structure housing the fire department, especially the engine bay areas, have gone through several renovations and a major expansion. The original apparatus bay area was built in the early 1950’s and comprised of three apparatus bays and in the late 1970’s a major project was undertaken to expand by adding two more apparatus bays. Since then some renovations were undertaken to accommodate larger fire engines and provide more space for fire personnel. The latest expansion occurred in 1985 which provided office space, proper training room and storage areas.
The sprinklered apparatus bay area is a single-story wood, masonry and steel column structure comprising of five bays with one small wash bay and a small workshop area. The structure for the unsprinklered office area is two-storeys concrete masonry unit walls with steel trusses and steel deck. The main floor is for offices, the second floor is for the training room and the basement is for gymnasium and equipment and seasonal storage.
The Fire Hall #1 Project (the Project) includes upgrades to the building envelope and roof, increases the building’s R value, accessibility improvements including construction of an accessible ramp, reconfiguration and renovation of office and auxiliary spaces, installation of a Vehicle Exhaust System, asbestos abatement, and upgrades to life safety, lighting, and electrical systems, and plumbing and mechanical systems. The project does not include an expansion to the building footprint and is limited to a renovation and upgrade of the existing space.
The construction budget for the project is approximately $2 million.
The City is seeking the services of a design consultant to act as the Coordinating Registered Professional (CRP) for the project.