LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ADULT DETENTION CENTER
- 45,000 square feet.
- 145 bed capacity with plans to add space for an additional 355.
- Pre-engineered steel structure.
THE FULL STORY
FDG served as the designer for the new Pickens County Law Enforcement and Adult Detention Center. The facility replaces the existing 22-year-old jail on the same site. The new 45,000-SF structure was constructed behind the existing jail. Upon completion, staff and inmates were moved into the new building, and the existing structure was demolished in its entirety (as directed by the County) as the site for public and staff parking.
The new facility was designed with a rated capacity of 145 beds (Phase I), with all support infrastructure (i.e., kitchen, laundry, medical, booking/intake, property storage, administrative office, etc.) planned to support up to 500 inmates in future housing pod additions.
To optimize the County’s available funds for the project and expedite its delivery, the building is a pre-engineered steel structure with insulated exterior wall panels and brick accents, a standing-seam metal roof with skylights over the inmate housing pods, and inmate cells constructed of pre-engineered, concrete-filled steel panels.