Bobbitt Design Build completed a 7,571-square-foot addition for Whitney Fire Department located on Bryant Road in Spartanburg, S.C., making the overall station approximately 13,500 square feet in size.
The one-story addition provides a modern station designed to effectively accommodate full-time staff and expanded operations. The structure includes sleeping quarters for 10 volunteers, a large dining area and kitchen, offices for all paid personnel, and gender-specific areas for female volunteers.
The building is designed to coordinate with the neighboring school and other local surroundings. A new brick facade covers the entire structure with accent brick to highlight the curves of the new station and give the building a clean, modern image. The existing apparatus building is capped with a new cornice clad in the same stucco material as the in the new building, providing design continuity.
The building site was narrow and deep, proving to be a challenge for placement and layout of the new station. By keeping the apparatus bays intact, Bobbitt effectively located the addition to minimize the impact on the site. Architrave, Inc., delivered the design plan, and the project was implemented with these and other limitations in mind.
“We are very excited to move into our new station,” said Chief Shawn Petras. “Bobbitt was the right team for the job.”
7,571 sq ft
Fire & Rescue, Government & Community