The design of the Philadelphia 15th District Police Station consists of an extensive renovation to a police station of approximately 18,350 SF that was built in the 1950’s. The building has exceeded its useful life and is in need of repair suffering from water infiltration, asbestos and failing mechanical systems. Currently, the police station houses both the 2nd and 15th Districts and the North East Detectives Division, of which the 2nd District will be getting relocated offsite into another building. With the relocation of 2nd District it provides the opportunity to address the repair of the building and reconfigure the interior space to provide a functional working environment to accommodate the future needs of the 15th District police department and the North East Detectives.
The new interior renovation includes both private and open offices, locker rooms, detention space as well as a processing area. The exterior building improvements will consist of new windows, doors, rain screen system and secure vestibules. The renovation will also include ADA upgrades and ADA access to all floors provided by a new elevator. This project will be targeting a minimum LEED Silver certification.