Situated on the historic New England seaport island of Nantucket, is a new 58,000 sf Public Safety facility. Phase I of the new Nantucket Public Safety Facility is a new police station. Features include a 2-bay sally port, dispatch/E911 call center, 75-seat training/community room, emergency operations center, and roll call room. As the entire island is a historic district, the design of the facility and the site had to meet strict Historic District Commission requirements.
The new 21,800 sf fire station was built as Phase 2 of the new Public Safety Complex. The Fire Rescue facility is a 2-story structure, plus basement. Operational spaces, along with living quarters, are at ground level. Command/admin. offices are on the upper level, accessible through the upper lobby, built as part of phase one. Also in the “shared” section of the phase one wing resides the E-911/Dispatch facility and shared training rooms, including a tiered 70-seat instructional training room. A Watch Room at the front of the building overlooks the full apron area. An interior training tower accessible from both sides and capped with a traditional Nantucket design element and source of natural light/ventilation, also known as a “Belvedere” is at the center of the apparatus bays.
Designed to meet LEED standards, the new Public Safety Complex’s sustainable features include a geothermal heating/cooling system, day-lighting controls, occupancy sensors, a Building Energy Management system, recessed walk-off mats at the entries, and environmentally sensitive/native plantings throughout the site.