of Public Works Building
DiMarinisi & Wolfe (D&W) included was commissioned by the
Town of Sudbury to study upgrading and expanding the Town's DPW Facilities
at its Highway Department site. The existing Highway Department
facilities were housed in concrete masonry and pre-engineered metal
structures which had suffered from hard use and were in dire need of
major repair and replacement work.
D&W's study included full assessment of the
department's operational and building needs, including identification of
code and life safety problems. D&W produced a full range of
project options, including schematic plans and preliminary cost
estimates. These options were reviewed by D&W with the Town's
Permanent Building Committee and the Town Manager to establish the most
feasible and cost effective project scenario. The final result of
that review was the determination of a construction budget of $3.8
million to be used to construct a new 18,000 s.f. vehicle garage ands a
10,000 s.f. administration wing.
D&W's design takes advantage of the existing
site topography to place the administration wing at a higher elevation;
this placement separates staff and visitor auto traffic from the more
dangerous DPW truck traffic and also allows easy access to and oversight
of the garage from the administration area.
The new Sudbury DPW Building has been occupied
since August 2003.