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.
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.