Public Works Facility – Middleborough, MA

Public Works Facility

Weston & Sampson prepared a feasibility study and site selection analysis for a new Public Works Facility. Work included documenting existing conditions/deficiencies, preparing a space needs assessment, conducting a site selection analysis, preparing conceptual plans, and developing preliminary project budgets. Weston & Sampson assisted the town with gaining support of governing bodies and of the public. This effort included preparing PowerPoint presentations, a 3-D printed model of the building and site, graphic 3-D renderings and elevations, and presenting the project to the Board of Selectmen and at the annual Town Meeting. Based on the results of the study and site selection analysis, the Town obtained approval for funding of the next phases of the project including design and construction of a new facility.

The facility was programmed with the following key program types; office / office support space, employee facilities (locker/shower/toilet/break and training), trade shops, vehicle maintenance, vehicle wash, and vehicle and equipment storage areas. The project was also programmed to include ancillary support structures including a new salt shed and a bulk material storage area.

Weston & Sampson prepared a set of bid documents including plans and details for constructing the new Facility, complete with salt shed and materials storage area. Value engineering approaches were implemented to ensure the project was in-line with available funding. Project design challenges included slope stability of an adjacent municipal water supply and phased construction. Weston & Sampson assisted the town during the bid phase and provided full inspection and construction administration services through construction closeout.

Project Features

  • programming
  • existing conditions assessment
  • site selection
  • building and site alternatives development
  • cost estimating
  • public engagement
  • phased construction & bidding
  • value engineering


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