McLaren Engineering Group provided comprehensive engineering services for the $7 million renovation and expansion of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department station, which included approximately 31,500 square feet of new construction.
The project consisted of demolishing the majority of the existing fire station and the creation of a new facility that includes an office, training space, day room, kitchen, bunk rooms and apparatus bays. The social hall underwent extensive renovations to make it uniform with the new structure, and new parking areas were added.
McLaren provided site planning and layout, site grading and stormwater management design, erosion and sediment control, utility design, paving design, landscape design, and preparation of all required land development plans. McLaren also ensured the project met all required guidelines and that plans were prepared in accordance with local and state regulatory requirements. Since public water and sanitary sewer did not exist, the facility now uses the existing water well and sanitary septic system on the property. A 30,000 gallon, below grade, storage tank was also installed to provide water for the fire suppression system.