Officials from Wright Construction Group, Lehigh Acres Fire Control and Rescue District, and design partner BSSW Architects were on hand to celebrate the July groundbreaking of Fire Station #101. Located at 1000 Joel Blvd. in Lehigh Acres, it is the first of several such projects awarded by the district to Wright Construction and BSSW Architects.
Although the existing station was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, the apparatus bay was deemed salvageable with major improvements. Upgrades to the bay will include, but are not limited to, new overhead doors, elevated floors to meet new flood standards, new concrete drives and new exhaust louvers. The existing administration and living quarters building was condemned and will be demolished. In its place, an addition will be built with exterior enhancements that include an elevated entry and stone veneer.
Wright Construction will phase the project, as the firemen are working from temporary quarters until the new administration and living quarters are ready for occupancy. After that, the balance of the site and landscape will be completed.
The company also has other fire station projects underway in Lehigh. They include renovations and additions to Fire Station #103 (scheduled to have started by now) and the construction of two new fire stations. Fire Station #102 is on Homestead Road and Fire Station #106 is on Sunshine Boulevard. Each consists of approximately 8,700sf and three apparatus bays.
“These positive changes will provide Lehigh Acres residents with much needed services and a sense of safety,” said Fred Edman, president of Wright Construction Group. “These projects have been a long time coming, and we look forward to witnessing the impact they will have on the community.”
Wright Construction Group’s main office is at 5811 Youngquist Road in Fort Myers. For more information, please call 239-481-5000 or visit www. wcgfl.com.