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Kern County Justice Facility

The 24-plus acre project site is part of the larger county-owned Lerdo Detention Facility site. The project scope included the design and construction of housing and support facilities for 822 inmates, including a central plant for heating and cooling. The new housing building consists of three medium-security housing units with approximately 100 cells each, and one maximum security mental health/special housing unit with approximately 104 cells, four housing control rooms, attorney visiting booths, along with treatment, recreation, administrative, and educational/vocational program space. The support building provides space for healthcare, custody, video visitation, and administrative and support services. The standalone central plant provides heating, cooling, and electrical services for the new facility, and be comprised of two chillers, a cooling tower, and three boilers.

Additional Project Information:

Square Feet: 217,442
Project Location: Bakersfield, California
General Contractor: Balfour Beatty Construction
Project Owner: County of Kern