Satterfield & Pontikes Selected to Construct Denton County Jail Expansion Facility
DALLAS (January 22, 2013) – Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) has been selected as the general contractor for the first phase of expansion and renovation of the Denton County Jail. S&P’s Dallas Business Unit is managing the work, which is now underway at the project site located at 127 N. Woodrow Ln. in Denton.
The $26.7 million project will include 87,000 square feet of new construction and more than 2,800 square feet of renovation. The new building will include holding cells, shell space, day rooms, cell pods, and multipurpose and support spaces.
The new four-story building, constructed primarily of concrete masonry unit blocks with metal roof, will provide 384 beds in numerous single, double and open dormitory-style cells. A special needs cell unit will be constructed of precast concrete and will house certain high-risk inmates and those with health concerns.
An express corridor will connect the new building to the existing pre-trial building and the old jail. S&P will renovate the corridor in the two adjacent buildings as well as remodel part of the Horn Government Center for public video visitation.
Project work includes reconstruction of fiber optic data and communications cabling that will connect all buildings in the complex. The scope of work also includes significant utility and site drainage renovation. S&P’s ability to construct a working 3-D model of existing underground conditions will significantly enhance coordination of the new work.
Architectural services will be provided by HDR of Dallas. The project is scheduled for completion in September, 2014.