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Construction of Sidney’s new $10 million dollar safety building is under way


Construction of Sidney’s long-awaited ‘Safety Building’ kicked off Friday with a ground-breaking ceremony.

The building which is being constructed on Victoria Airport Authority and municipal land near the Mary Winspear Centre will cost and estimated $10 million.

Proceeds from the sale of the current fire hall on Third Street will be used to help offset the borrowed funds of the project.

The 26,000-square-foot earthquake-resistant building will house the town’s fire department, B.C. Ambulance Services and the Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization.

Photo rendering (Bradley Shuya Architect Inc.)

Emergency vehicles will have a new dedicated road to Bevan Avenue.


Included in the project is a new parking lot for people working in Sidney. The idea is to free up downtown parking for shoppers.

The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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