Vehicle Repair Shop + Training Facility
5,000 sq ft
Brookline has been maintaining its fleet of fire trucks in the open weather for decades. We were commissioned to design a new vehicle Maintenance Garage based on our work with fire station and Harvard University’s Campus Service Center. Brookline’s garage includes structural slab on grade with enough support to hold truck lifts for raising vehicles to work height. Height of the building was determined by the angle of a lifted cab for access to the engine. Heating & Ventilation were coordinated with lighting and fire protection to ensure vehicle access height. The length was determined by their longest vehicle of 60 feet. This area, combined with tool equipment, automated tire racks, work benches, careful storage, offices for the foremen, along with access to adjacent kitchen and showers, will take repair mechanics out of the weather and into a well designed and constructed new facility.
The adjacent use is a 40 person training building with AV equipment, storage, offices, fully accessible showers and kitchen facilities. This area will be used by the Town for varied training classes, and is on town owned property that abuts a golf course and overlooks the fire department training yard. For the training yard we took down an outdated masonry structure and designed a new fire simulator building. This new facility works in tandem with the training room, and brings a holistic approach to the town and its group of facilities.