Expanding an historic base resource
Building 29 located on the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine currently serves as the base fire station and was originally built in 1865. Multiple additions and renovations throughout the years coupled with the current configuration have resulted in inefficiencies that needed to be resolved.
An addition to the existing footprint of the building will include a 3,000 square foot apparatus bay addition with photovoltaic panels to be installed on the addition roof to increase energy savings. Upgrades will be made to the building envelope, windows and doors, electrical systems, mechanical systems, fire protection/alarm systems, sprinklers, and life and safety. The project also includes the removal of non-sustainable structure (heated storage shed behind Building #29).
There are various internal upgrades and renovations that will be made to improve adjacencies and building function. The existing first floor plan will be modified creating a new entry area, watch desk, offices, conference rooms and a bunk room. Other interior existing spaces will be converted to gear locker room, EMS storage, a SCBA recharging station, lunch room and galley, a laundry room, and mechanical spaces subdivision.