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S.M. Wilson breaks ground on $6.5 million Highland Public Safety Building

St. Louis-based S.M. Wilson & Co. has been selected by the city of Highland to perform as the general contractor for the city’s $6.5M Public Safety Building.

The new 27,930-square-foot building will house the city’s police, fire and EMS departments under one roof. The project officially broke ground on Oct. 15.

S.M. Wilson was the lowest-bidder among a group of local contractors and the council’s vote was unanimous.

A committee of public safety employees worked with the architect to determine what would be needed for the new building. The project will provide the city’s emergency services the capacity to double all services in the future.

Loyet Architects is the architectural firm selected for the project. Throughout the bidding process, S. M. Wilson worked with the architect to address the city’s questions. Pre-construction is already underway in collaboration with Loyet Architects and the city.

The estimated completion date is summer 2021.

S.M. Wilson has been building in Illinois since the firm’s founding in Granite City in 1921. Over the past 99 years, S. M. Wilson has maintained a field office and operations in Granite City while building area municipal facilitates, schools, office buildings and hospitals.

S. M. Wilson is a full-service construction management, design/build and general contracting firm with headquarters in St. Louis.

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