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

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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.

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