UXBRIDGE: The township’s new fire hall recently took another big step forward, with the awarding of a construction tender for the long-awaited project.
At council’s meeting on the morning of Monday, Oct. 5, it was revealed that BWK Construction had been awarded the contract for the project. With a cost of just over $3.5 million, the Barrie-based firm had the lowest of the eight qualifying bids received by the municipality, more than $600,000 less than the next closest bid.
Responding to an inquiry from Ward 5 Councillor Gord Highet as to when construction will begin on the new hall, Director of Public Works Ben Kester noted that it is expected begin in two to three weeks time. Work at the site, located on Reach St. slightly west of Quaker Village Dr., will begin with the foundation being poured.
The Fire Department is slated to move into the new hall in 2016, leaving behind the cramped confines of the current Bascom St. location, which has housed the department for the past 60 years.