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[Saanich] #2 Fire hall (Royal Oak) replacement


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#1 Citified.ca

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 07:50 AM

Although Saanich is moving forward with its project quite a while after Victoria set out to build a replacement for its #1 fire hall, both projects could complete in 2023. The CoV, meanwhile, is working towards approvals for its new Johnson Street facility.
 
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An artist's sketch depicting the design of a new #2 fire hall in Saanich fronting onto Royal Oak Drive at Elk Lake Drive. The nearly $27 million project could get underway by 2021.
 
Saanich pursuing $26.6M replacement for Royal Oak fire station

https://victoria.cit...k-fire-station/


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#2 lanforod

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:08 AM

Hmm. Maybe Saanich should pursue something similar to CoV with a residential portion of this project. It's in a prime residential area, there a lot of condos around here, more would be welcome.


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#3 Mike K.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:10 AM

It loos like the planning process will be lengthy enough as it is, and they need to get going on this thing pretty quick. They're storing vehicles out in Central Saanich!  :eek:


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#4 spanky123

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:32 AM

Hmm. Maybe Saanich should pursue something similar to CoV with a residential portion of this project. It's in a prime residential area, there a lot of condos around here, more would be welcome.

 

Given that the Victoria project appears to be stalled I think that getting a new firehall should be priority #1.



#5 Jackerbie

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 05:58 AM

Big changes for this project. It's getting a $500,000 grant through the Province's mass timber demonstration program.

 

That's right, a wooden fire hall! I can see the clickbait articles now...

 

Announcement: https://news.gov.bc....JERI0025-000646

Details and renders: https://www.naturall...-redevelopment/

 

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#6 Mike K.

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 06:47 AM

I was thinking the same thing! Especially when you factor in this paragraph:

 

"The research projects will study mass timber’s fire performance, the costs relative to steel and concrete, and carbon benefits."  :1954_dancing:


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#7 Rob Randall

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 03:26 PM

"A researcher surveying the smoking ruins of the firehall said they've gained valuable data about the fire performance of mass timber."


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#8 Mike K.

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 05:15 PM

Im going to assume the sudden volume of people loitering outside the fire hall means the fire alarm worked?

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