This fast-track project rebuilt prison facilities following a fire at the Northpoint Training Center in Burgin, KY. Following a week long programming charrette with the Kentucky Department of Corrections and the Kentucky Division of Engineering, GRW defined the 41,646 SF project program (two new buildings and renovation of seven buildings), and preliminary building placement locations were determined.
Meeting LEED Certified design criteria, the two new buildings include:
40,000 SF Program Building (commercial kitchen, two dining rooms, medical and dental clinics, canteen, multipurpose classrooms, library, and sanitation) centrally located adjacent to the six dormitories
6,400 SF Visitation Building located adjacent to the existing central control building
The renovation work involved new security electronics and exterior door replacement at the six existing two-story dormitories, as well as the addition/renovation of the central control building to include an enlarged security electronics equipment room. A new campus emergency power 2 MW generator was also provided.
The project was bid in six bid packages to allow the contractor to break ground and complete site utilities, foundations, and building envelopes before winter weather.