The largest capital improvement project in Chatham County history is now complete. In December 2010, County Commissioners awarded a $71 million dollar construction contract to Hunt-Mills, Sierra Design Build Construction and Brownstone Construction Group. The original jail was built in 1992 with 1,224 inmate beds. The expansion project added 400,000 square feet and brought the total number of inmate beds to 2,300, nearly double the former capacity. Major renovations were completed on the administration building, medical, kitchen, laundry and warehouse facilities. New security and fire alarm systems were installed, and a work-release center was built. The new facility also accommodates the need for any possible future expansions.
Brownstone’s Responsibility: General Contractor Alliance Partner; Design-Bid Build Delivery Method
Owner: Chatham County Commission
Dates of Construction: April 2011 – October 2013
Project Size: 400,000 SF
Project Budget: $71,000,000
Location: Savannah, GA