Grand opening planned for City’s new Public Works Facility

Grand opening planned for City’s new Public Works Facility

Ribbon cutting ceremony to take place Oct. 3 at 11 a.m.

Spruce Grove... Community members are invited to the grand opening of the City's new Public Works Facility External on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Held at the facility, located at 21 Century Close, the event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, guided tours, a chance to get an up close look at some of the big equipment, face painting, and free hotdogs, chips, pop, cupcakes and a special gift for the first 250 guests.

City staff started working out of the new building earlier this year. Previously, Public Works operated out of a shop on Schram Street that was built in 1976 when Spruce Grove had a population of only 6,000 residents.

The new 77,000 square feet Public Works Facility was designed to accommodate an estimated 25 years of growth in the community. It incorporates natural light, a modern layout and a design that focuses on making the workplace more efficient for administrative space, fleet vehicles, shop areas and employee work spaces.

Environmentally friendly features of the facility include:

  • A geothermal heating and cooling system
  • Solar hot water and solar wall air pre-heating systems
  • Using recycled water and collected rainwater in the wash bay to clean vehicles and equipment
  • Low flow plumbing features
  • Eco-friendly finishes, including recycled glass and bamboo features
  • Use of natural light, to reduce energy costs