DEW attended the dedication and open house of the Philip B. Swanson Emergency Services Building in Woodstock, Vermont, on Saturday, October 22, 2022. This two-phase renovation and expansion project included modifications totaling 9,024 square feet and an expansion totaling 8,865 square feet to the existing emergency services building.
The first phase included an 8,865-square-foot apparatus bay expansion at the back of the original building, with the second story of the addition adding firefighter sleeping quarters, bathroom facilities, living space, and a kitchen. Following the completion of the first phase, the Emergency Service facility personnel were relocated to the new space, leaving the existing building vacant and available for redevelopment. The second phase involved renovating the existing police and fire station areas to expand the office space into the garage and build a detention room and evidence storage space. A new entryway with a covered walkway was also added, as well as a minor expansion to showcase a historic/antique fire truck through large storefront windows. The building remained fully operational throughout the duration of the project.
At the open house on Saturday, the facility was dedicated to Philip B. Swanson, former Municipal Manager of Woodstock from 1985 to 2019 and a volunteer firefighter. Before his death in 2019, Philip was an active and dedicated part of the Woodstock community.
It was a pleasure to collaborate with the Town of Woodstock, Vermont, and NBF Architects on this wonderful project for the Town of Woodstock.