Crossland Construction was awarded the $4 million contract to build the new fire station in Allen, Texas. The project scope included construction of a temporary facility, demolition of the existing facility, and subsequent construction of the new facility. The temporary structure was built behind a neighboring church. Once demolition was completed, the new building, with the same footprint as the original, began to take shape. Exterior features include masonry, a glass storefront, metal panels, and cast stone. Interiorly, there are open wood trusses in the kitchen and hallway.
Several challenges presented themselves over the course of the project. First, the emergency signal had to remain operational during the entirety of construction/demolition. Additionally, the small construction site was surrounded by the neighboring church, as mentioned, a residential neighborhood, high traffic roadways, and a daycare facility, making project coordination difficult. Despite those issues, however, Crossland crews completed the Allen Fire Station on time and within budget.