Ashland, MA– CTA Construction Managers announced it is preparing to begin work on a new public safety complex for the Town of Ashland. The company was awarded the contract with a low bid of $22 million for new construction of the planned 42,000 square foot facility.
Public safety and town officials expect to reduce emergency response times because of the new facility’s central location at 12-15 Union Street. The project will create a steel-framed, three-story, 40-foot high building for Ashland police and fire with apparatus and sally port bays, detention cells and training areas for both departments.
“We’re excited to begin work on this important new facility for the Town of Ashland, and look forward to a formal ground breaking in the near future,” said CTA Principal Paul DuRoss. “The site is a little bit complex with mostly ledge that will require significant blasting and rock removal. But its central location will serve the community well, and the Ashland police and fire departments will have first rate facilities upon completion of our work.”
Total project cost is approximately $30.9 million including construction, engineering and architectural design work. The architects on the project are HKT Architects of Charlestown. Owners’ project manager is Vertex Companies of Weymouth. The project time frame is a little less than 18 months.
Waltham-based CTA Construction has completed more than 75 high-quality municipal construction projects in the Commonwealth since it was founded in 2000, making the company one of the most experienced municipal builders in the state.