Location

Spruce Grove, AB

Client

City of Spruce Grove

Size

6,612 m2

Value

$20.5 million

Completion

January 2020

In 2016 Spruce Grove City Council approved the largest single capital project in the city’s history – the expansion and renovation of the Spruce Grove Protective Services building. The original outdated building was constructed in 1973 and the expansion/renovation project aimed to address issues such as storage, inadequate parking and bays for emergency vehicles.

This state-of-the-art facility will house fire, ambulatory and enforcement services while providing approximately 3,300 m2 of additional space to operate in. The facility is designed with shared spaces to encourage interaction and camaraderie among the three departments – including a kitchen, fitness space, training areas and simulations, meeting rooms, administrative spaces, washrooms, change rooms and parking – while also creating efficiencies for building costs and maintenance.

JEN COL Construction was awarded the construction management contract in April 2017 and a three-phase construction project began shortly thereafter which included decommissioning of an existing baseball diamond and rebuilding it in a new location prior to commencing construction on the expansion in the spring of 2018.

Key additions included equipment bays to accommodate 18 emergency vehicles; a three-storey training tower; space for 75 staff with future room for growth; administrative and training areas; “Tiny Town” for scenario exercises; and 17 private dormitories with lockers and washrooms.

View photos from the Spruce Grove Protective Services grand opening and a virtual tour of the new facility.

Delivery Method

Construction Management

Architect

S2 Architecture

Mechanical

Smith + Anderson

Electrical

SMP Engineering

Structural

RJC Engineers