CTA Construction Awarded Contract for New Town Hall, Public Safety Building in Plainville
New facilities will provide more space for city functions and improve response times for emergency services
Plainville, Mass. (July 25, 2017) – CTA Construction was chosen by municipal officials in Plainville to build a new Town Hall and Public Safety Building, a joint construction project budgeted at $27 million. The project will be funded in part by a capital improvement fund containing fees paid to the town from Plainridge Park Casino. Officials selected CTA after a competitive bidding process that highlighted the firm’s extensive experience in municipal construction projects throughout Massachusetts.
“CTA Construction is excited to have been chosen for these important new facilities for the Plainville community,” said Jeff Hazelwood, Principal at CTA Construction. “We’re looking forward to getting to work and delivering to residents a series of buildings that will serve them well over the coming decades.”
The new Town Hall will replace the existing facility, which town officials have described as too small and cramped for the variety of functions expected of it. Upgrading it will create more meeting space for public hearings, work space for town employees, and amenities to make the building handicap-accessible. The current Town Hall was built in 1938 and, at 5,000 square feet, can only accommodate 11 people in the selectmen’s meeting room. The new Town Hall is expected to be 21,359 square feet.
The new Public Safety Building will collect the town’s police, fire, and emergency medical services under one roof- a shift that many towns and cities are beginning to adopt due to its propensity to reduce both costs and emergency response times. Services share resources and a common dispatch center, and can more easily and quickly communicate than under separate headquarters. The new Public Safety Building is expected to be 43,527 square feet, on the site of the former Wood School on South Street, which closed several years ago when a new Wood School was built on Messenger Street.
About CTA Construction Managers
CTA Construction is an award-winning construction management firm with experience in building public and private facilities. Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, CTA Construction specializes in building construction and its portfolio includes a variety of commercial, residential, academic, civic and retail facilities. As a leader in green building, CTA Construction firm helps clients build sustainably and meet LEED and MA-CHPS standards. For more information, visit www.ctaconstruction.com