The Town of Salisbury has issued the Notice to Bidders for the construction of a new Salisbury Fire Rescue Station on Salisbury’s Main Street.

In April of 2023, the Town retained Jost+ Architects for the conceptual design, schematic design, and eventual construction document design for the new Fire Hall. Through this process, the Town explored funding mechanisms and secured funding through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to explore the feasibility of environmentally-sustainable design components as part of the design work. This work has led the Town to tendering a net-zero ready facility with several environmentally-friendly components, including: on-site bio-retention ponds for improved drainage, insulated concrete form (ICF) building structure, geo-thermal heating and cooling, and more, resulting in an estimated energy reduction of over 40% compared to standard construction methods for a comparable building.

“Salisbury’s Fire Rescue Station has been a long-awaited project for our valued volunteer members” says Mayor Robert Campbell. “This building addresses long-standing space constraints, ensures we are building for the future and provides the necessary equipment and space for our members who serve our community in this way. At the same time, this building demonstrates the Town’s commitment to environmental sustainability in what will be the Municipality’s largest capital project since the installation of a new wastewater system in the early 2000s.”

Instructions to obtain the full tender documents can be accessed on the New Brunswick Opportunities Network (NBON). The tender closes on April 30, 2024. Pending the results of the tendering process, it is the intent of the Town to begin construction around June of 2024.

Additional information on the Town’s fire hall project can be found online here: https://salisburynb.ca/new-fire-hall/. This webpage will continue to be updated at regular intervals as the project progresses.