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Hampstead police hope to be in new station by early spring
The $1.6 million project OK’d by voters last March is expected to go out to bid on Sept. 16 with a groundbreaking around Nov. 1, said Steve Londrigan, a station building committee member.
“There seems to be a lot of interest from contractors for building the station. We have been contacted by no less than 10 firms who are interested in bidding on the project so the (building) committee is pretty optimistic of getting the project completed at a good price,” Londrigan said.
The architect has finished work on the building’s design, but engineers are still working on site development plans for the driveway, parking lot, and other engineering aspects of the project, Police Chief Joseph Beaudoin said.
Minor changes have been made to improve work flow and increase operational efficiency, such as door placements and where certain offices were located, Londrigan said.
“Despite the slightly smaller foot print, we didn’t have to compromise on our functional space,” Londrigan said.
The station will be built on town land near the town garage with entrances from Stage Road and Veterans Way. It will replace the cramped quarters at the current station on Emerson Avenue.
The project was originally expected to take nine to 10 months to complete, but the station will likely be built in six to seven months and ready to open in March or April, Londrigan said.
“We are pretty much on schedule since the vote in March but it is likely the total project will finish earlier than we originally planned. Because the building plan is relatively straight forward, the construction phase will be shorter,” he said.
“The troops are ready to move in tomorrow. Everybody is really excited because the building around us is falling down,” Beaudoin said.
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