Abacus prepared a community center feasibility study comparing the cost of the adaptive re-use of an existing police station with demolition and new construction. We worked closely with the Town, Council on Aging and Recreation Department preparing a building program.
The associated costs for adaptive re-use include complete replacement of the MEPFP systems, structural elements, and various exterior masonry repairs as well as selective demolition of interior partition walls and ceilings. New construction schemes explored how the site could be better utilized with existing construction gone.
Due to the complexity and deterioration of the existing building, demolition and construction of a new building proved more cost effective. Abacus provided plans and renderings of the proposed facility for future public outreach of the project.