Sahuri & Partners selected to design new $3.8 million fire hall

An architectural firm has been selected to design the town’s new $3.8 million fire hall.

An architectural firm has been selected to design the town’s new $3.8 million fire hall.

Councillors approved awarding the contract for architectural services to Sahuri & Partners Architectural Inc. In an amount not exceeding $300,000, during their meeting Monday.

The new fire hall will be located at the northwest corner of 50th Street and Beacon Hill Drive. The town’s capital budget, which was passed at the same meeting, projects the cost of the new building at $3.8 million.

The company was selected from 11 firms that submitted proposals. The Fire Hall Design/Construction Task Force went through an evaluation process which reduced that number to five, then scrutinized the remaining firms in more detail and checked references before reducing the list to two firms. Those two were invited to make a presentation to the task force.

“Following presentations from Sahuri & Partners Architectural Inc. and BRZ Partnership Architectural Inc., the task force is making the recommendation to award the architectural services contract to Sahuri & Partners Architectural Inc.,” wrote Ron Lebsack, director of leisure and protective services, in his report to council. Both firms are from Calgary and have extensive and relevant experience designing and constructing fire halls in Alberta.