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Southern District Police Station Design and Construction Services

New police station provides secure facilities for police and a meeting place for the community.
  • Southern District Police Station – Gannett Fleming

    The police station rests on 6.5 wooded acres, providing a natural buffer for adjacent neighborhoods.

Client
Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works
Location
Edgewater, Maryland
Our Role
Architecture, Field Surveying, Geotechnical, Site/Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical. 
Data
Size:
14,500 square feet
Construction Cost:
$3.5 million
Completed:
2013
Type:
New Construction
Duration:
2 Years
Outcomes
  • New police facility supports both police and community events
  • Exterior design blends with surrounding buildings, creating community appeal.

Seeking to design a new police facility that not only served the Southern District Police, but also provided public meeting spaces to serve the community, Gannett Fleming sought creative input from the surrounding community. The result was a design for a facility that could accommodate 100 officers and was sensitive to the community’s desires.

What We Did

Gannett Fleming provided field surveying, architectural design, and geotechnical, site/civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering. Every effort was made to make this building a welcome addition to the community. The building’s brick façade was designed to blend with adjacent brick residential buildings. The site design retained the rear third of the existing wooded area to both screen the parking area and to preserve a wetlands area. Indoor and outdoor public meeting areas make the building a community resource.

Key Features

  • Fuel island, heliport, and secured property storage area support police functions
  • Landscaped planting beds welcome visitors.

Sustainability Features & Outcomes

  • Design retained existing wetlands and wooded area on the rear third of site, preserving trees
  • Recycled rubber-shingled roof complements adjacent shingled residential roofs
  • Vegetative green roof over holding cell area reduces stormwater runoff
  • Air conditioning chiller uses non-CFC refrigerant
  • Carbon dioxide monitoring controls ventilation air 
  • Plumbing fixtures meet water conservation requirements
  • Site bio-retention basins reduce runoff and add beauty to area.

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