A new aircraft rescue and firefighting facility has broken ground at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, to the tune of $9 million.
The 24,000 square-foot facility, which will house GSP’s fire department and serve as the center of emergency response operations for the entire airport campus, is expected to be completed in December 2020.
“Safety and security are our top priorities at GSP,” said President and CEO Dave Edwards, who also noted that the facility is being built in order to “keep pace with the rapid growth we’re experiencing across the airport campus.”
Spearheaded by Greenville-based Mavin Construction, the same construction company behind the Poe West development in the Village of West Greenville, the new facility will offer three times as much space as the current building.
The new expanded facility will include:
- A larger apparatus bay for fire equipment
- Expanded administrative offices for the fire department
- A new training room
- A workout room
- Larger living quarters for the firefighters on duty
Funding for the facility is being provided by a combination of airport funds and additional money from an Airport Improvement Program grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.