North Branch Celebrates Fire Station Groundbreaking

(l-r) Londonderry Town Councilor Tom Dolan; from North Branch Construction: Project Mgr. Ass’t Amanda MacNally, Project Supt. Melanie Smith, Project Foreman David Gelinas, and Pres. Joseph Campbell; Project Engineer Jason Lopez of Keach-Nordstrom Associates; Project Architect Kelly Davis of Port One Architects; Fire Chief Darren O’Brien, and Battalion Chief Kevin Zins, both of the Londonderry Fire Dept; and Administrative Support Coordinator Stephen Cotton, Town Manager Kevin Smith, and Town Councilor Ted Combes, all from the town of Londonderry

Londonderry, NH – Groundbreaking ceremonies were held recently at the Londonderry Central Fire Station for an upcoming major addition and renovation project to be managed by North Branch Construction of Concord. Port One Architects from Portsmouth is providing design for the project.

Once complete, the addition and renovation will provide the station with two additional apparatus bays, a separate decontamination room, expanded training and EOC space, a secure dispatch facility, and HVAC systems upgrades.

Project Manager Bruce Blazon and Marketing Manager Katie Lopes immediately began providing preconstruction services including estimating, pre-bond marketing initiatives, and assistance at town meeting presentations.

Sitework is underway, and work is moving forward to prepare for building foundations. The bond was approved at the March 2018 town vote, providing funding for $6.4 million worth of much-needed improvements to the existing Central Fire Station located on Mammoth Road.

Project Superintendent Melanie Smith noted, “I am looking forward to the unique challenge of working around an active fire station while building the new additions.”


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