Municipal & Civil

    Holland Police Facility

    The 80,000-square foot Holland Police Facility was completed in 2004. The main floor features the lobby area, administrative section, detective rooms, a 40-unit women’s locker room as well as an 80-unit men’s locker room, a briefing room, a volunteer room, and several multi-purpose areas. The lower level of the building houses a firing range, a garage for police vehicles, weapons storage, inmate/attorney visitation rooms, and jail space for 40 inmates. There are also two large detention areas capable of holding 14 detainees each. A secure corridor leads from the police department jail to the nearby courthouse.

    One of the greater challenges for Erhardt Construction came in dealing with the urban building site, which not only sloped from east to west, but had a history that posed problems. Part of the site was an old lakebed that had been used as a dumping area. This caused unstable soil conditions. To create a stable foundation, 431 concrete cast piles were augered 80 feet down into the soil. Concrete beams were constructed to lie across the piles to support the building.

    Project at a glance

    • Client: City of Holland
    • Location: Holland, Michigan
    • Footage: 80,000 square feet

    Services

    Awards

    • Associated Builders and Contractors Award of Excellence 2005