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Blue Ridge Regional Jail – Amherst Detention Center

Blue Ridge Regional Jail – Amherst Detention Center

Location: Amherst County, VA  Project Type: Municipal

This project is described as a new 380 Bed Adult Detention Center in Amherst County, Virginia.  It will become the sixth facility owned and operated by the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority, serving the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Halifax, and the City of Lynchburg. The site is approximately 7 miles from downtown Lynchburg, Virginia off the 210 Bypass.

The facility will include sustainable, high performance features to reduce energy use, water use, and impact on the land while providing a secure and comfortable environment for the building occupants. The project has been registered to participate in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification process. The project’s goal is a LEED rating that will require achievement of seven prerequisites and additional optional credits. A LEED scorecard identifying the points that the Design Team is working to implement in this project follows. The scorecard is not finalized, as we are still in the design phase.

Hurt & Proffitt, Inc., worked in conjunction with Moseley Architects to prepare Construction documents for the proposed facility. Our services included engineering, a topographic survey, geotechnical, and environmental investigations. We recently completed the design of 14,000 LF of water line to service the new facility. Construction began spring 2009, with Hurt & Proffitt providing construction administration and inspection services.

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