Kannapolis Fire Station No. 2 and No. 3

Kannapolis NC
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Project Description

The City of Kannapolis continues to improve their public safety sector with two new Fire Stations. Stations #2 and #3 are new facilities replacing older stations to help serve the rapidly growing neighborhoods and commercial/industrial development while improving the ISO rating benefiting the City of Kannapolis.

 

Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects helped the department’s leadership with multiple site studies and building layouts during programming to aid them in finding the option that would best fit their station’s needs and budget.  The study resulted in a decision to tear down and replace Fire Station #2 on the same site while Fire Station #3 would be a new-build located on a new site.  Both projects utilize conventional construction

 

In the second phase of this project, SCNA created one prototype facility design to used on both the existing and new site.  This new prototype design will used as the basis for future stations, and includes layouts for easy expansion.

 

Both stations are 12,185 square feet and include two drive-through bays.  Eight single occupant bunk rooms are provided, with four private bathrooms.  A large dayroom, kitchen and adjacent outdoor patio space provide spaces for the staff to gather, share meals and grill during warm weather. The facility’s design also includes office space for station officers, a tool and equipment room, a small, private conference room, and exercise room.  A mechanical mezzanine allows easy access for servicing along with many training features inside the building.  The front tower element was incorporated in the design as a City requirement of the exterior. This extra feature was utilized as additional storage and training space.

 

At the City’s request, both facilities incorporate the look of other City buildings and are branded with their signage and Kannapolis logo.  There is a copula on top of both stations.

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Project Description

The City of Kannapolis continues to improve their public safety sector with two new Fire Stations. Stations #2 and #3 are new facilities replacing older stations to help serve the rapidly growing neighborhoods and commercial/industrial development while improving the ISO rating benefiting the City of Kannapolis.

 

Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects helped the department’s leadership with multiple site studies and building layouts during programming to aid them in finding the option that would best fit their station’s needs and budget.  The study resulted in a decision to tear down and replace Fire Station #2 on the same site while Fire Station #3 would be a new-build located on a new site.  Both projects utilize conventional construction

 

In the second phase of this project, SCNA created one prototype facility design to used on both the existing and new site.  This new prototype design will used as the basis for future stations, and includes layouts for easy expansion.

 

Both stations are 12,185 square feet and include two drive-through bays.  Eight single occupant bunk rooms are provided, with four private bathrooms.  A large dayroom, kitchen and adjacent outdoor patio space provide spaces for the staff to gather, share meals and grill during warm weather. The facility’s design also includes office space for station officers, a tool and equipment room, a small, private conference room, and exercise room.  A mechanical mezzanine allows easy access for servicing along with many training features inside the building.  The front tower element was incorporated in the design as a City requirement of the exterior. This extra feature was utilized as additional storage and training space.

 

At the City’s request, both facilities incorporate the look of other City buildings and are branded with their signage and Kannapolis logo.  There is a copula on top of both stations.