New Emergency Services Building (Fire Hall/Ambulance) for Creston
With the approval of the 2018 Protective Services Loan Authorization Bylaw, the Town is now proceeding with the design tendering and construction process for building a new Emergency Services Building which will be home to Creston Fire Rescue and BC Emergency Health Services, that will ensure the safety of our firefighters and residents now, and for years to come.
To assist with the process, the Town has set up the Technical Building Advisory Committee (TBAC), a group of dedicated community volunteers to provide:
- Input and oversight on the design development, tendering and construction of a new facility that will meet current and future needs.
- Help keep our community informed and engaged about key decisions and milestones throughout the project.
In addition to establishing the TBAC Town Council formally adopted the principles and recommendations of the previous Community Fire Hall Advisory Select Committee (ASC) that will guide the direction of the work of the committee. Specifically, that the new facility would be located at the preferred Cook Street site and the Fire Hall portion would be approximately 14,000 square feet based upon the committee’s spatial review.
The Town extends it appreciation to the members of the 2018 Fire Hall Community Advisory Select Committee (ASC) for their thoughtful consideration of the reports and presentations that formed the basis of their recommendations to Council.
Creston Emergency Services Building - Project Information
This sign is located at 1505 Cook St., the future home of the Creston Emergency Services Building. The land purchase of this 2.14 acre parcel, immediately adjacent to Pealow's Independent, was finalized in January 2020 at a lower cost than anticipated within the project budget.
An agreement with the Province of BC allows for the inclusion of BC Emergency Health Services (BC Ambulance) into the project, with additional project costs being covered by the Province. This augments the facility to include our paramedic service without increasing costs for our taxpayers.
The TBAC continues to meet as required to provide their insights on building the best possible facility, at the best possible price, that meets the operational needs of the community now, and for the future. All TBAC meetings are open to the public, and there is a question period at the end of each meeting for anyone to be able to ask questions of the technical experts and/or Town staff in attendance. Notice of meetings will be posted on Town’s website and Facebook page.
Late 2019, the Town of Creston issued a Request for Information & Qualifications (RFIQ) to General Contractors to establish pre-qualified General Contractors eligible to bid on the CESB when the project went out to tender. The CESB is currently out for tender to five (5) pre-qualified General Contractors. The tender closing date is August 13, 2020.
Following the tender closing date, the submissions will be reviewed by representatives from Town Staff and the architect, Johnston Davidson Architecture. In conjunction with the TBAC, any post-tender discussion and recommendations will then proceed to Council for consideration.
- Jan 23, 2019 - News Release
- Jan 17, 2019 - News Release
- Jan 09, 2019 - News Release
- Nov 26, 2018 - News Release
2018 Background Information
Please see the links below for information on the work that has been done to date on the Fire Hall Project, including: