If voted on by a majority of Lansdale Borough Council tonight, Spiezle Architects could be tasked to design two options for a combined municipal complex housing Lansdale Police Department and Lansdale Borough Hall administration.
One option would demolish the police station and preserve the facades of borough hall, albeit with renovations and incorporation into a new building.
A second option would demolish both structures, keeping portions of the borough hall façade “honoring the history of the site,” according to a contract.
The anticipated construction start date, per the contract, is late Fall 2013 or early Spring 2014. The completion date would be anticipated before March 6, 2016, according to the contract.
The contract also outlines compensation for Spiezle for each option.
If the first option is selected by council, then Spiezle would be paid a fee of 6.6 percent of the cost of work. If the cost of work exceeds that of the authorized budget, then Spiezle would be paid 6.3 percent of the estimated cost of work, according to the contract.
If the second option is selected, then Spiezle’s fees would be a lower percentage: 5.95 percent of the budgeted cost. That percentage applies for costs exceeding the budget, per the contract.
Audio/visual consulting is estimated to cost $18,000, per the contract. Costs for an acoustic engineer are estimated at $22,000, per the contract.
The contract also outlines hourly billing rates for Spiezle and its consultants, the highest being $195 an hour for the CEO/president and $140 an hour for the project manager, and $125 an hour for the project architect, and the lowest being $85 for a draftsperson and $75 an hour for marketing coordinator.
Spiezle and its consultants are eligible for reimbursement on overtime hours, transportation costs, long distance calls and teleconferences, printing and plotting, postage, renderings, and liability insurance, per the contract.
Read the contract at this link or in our photo gallery.