Ground has recently been broken for a new addition to the existing Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services Training Center, located at 3985 Holly Springs Parkway, in Holly Spring, Georgia.
The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners awarded the construction contract to Abuck, Inc. of Mableton, Georgia on April 20th, of this year. The project was designed in conjunction with Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services and other Cherokee County personnel by KRH Architects.
The new addition includes approximately 3,190 square foot single story expansion of the training center which will house new offices and classroom areas and associated storage and support spaces. The new large classroom area includes an operable partition system which will allow it to be divided into two smaller classrooms. The new addition will also be a pre-engineered metal building construction with interior walls of gypsum board and metal stud framing. The exterior of the building will be a mixture of pre-engineered metal building panels and brick veneer to match the existing façade.
The site work portion of the project will include some demolition of existing parking area, but will add new parking areas and drives to connect the North and South entrances of the project site. New concrete stairs will also be constructed between the upper and lower buildings to better facilitate travel throughout the entire campus.
The first phase of the Cherokee County Fire Training Complex opened on December 10th, 2013. The grand opening ceremonies for Phase 2 were held on Friday, June 26th, 2015. Phase 2 included the completion of the training building that contains classrooms, offices, library and meeting rooms. This is the section of the facility that will receive the newest addition.
Construction is anticipated to be completed by early January 2022. This new addition to the training center will allow Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services to continue to train and develop their personnel to serve and protect the citizens of Cherokee County.