Lend Lease Awarded Contract to Construct the $81.4M, State-of-the-Art Public Safety Facilities and Centralized Communications Center for Pinellas County in Largo, Florida

Apr 06, 2011, 11:20 ET from Lend Lease

LARGO, Fla., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lend Lease, through its legacy Bovis Lend Lease business, announced today that it has been awarded the contract to build a brand new, state-of-the-art Public Safety Facilities and Centralized Communications Center for Pinellas County in Largo, Florida. The project has a total budget of $81.4M including all design, development, construction, furnishings, and equipment.  The campus will include an Emergency Operations Center, a 911 call center, EMS, and Sheriff's Dispatch Center, and the Sheriffs administrative and operational headquarters.  This is the second major construction project the Lend Lease Tampa Office has been awarded this year. Additionally, on February 1, 2010, Lend Lease completed construction of the award winning Hyatt Regency, Clearwater Beach known as Aqualea Resort and Residences in Clearwater Beach, FL. The 17-story, 906,000 square foot luxurious resort hotel and condominiums, overlooks the Gulf of Mexico.  

"We are very excited to once again have been chosen as the team to construct a significant, high-profile, project in the Tampa Bay area," stated Kevin Glenn, Lend Lease, Business Development Manager. "This project demonstrates our diversified portfolio in both the public and private sectors and solidifies our position as one of the top construction management firms in the Tampa Bay area."

Occupying a large portion of the 40 acre site, the new Public Safety Facilities and Centralized Communications Center will include the complete demolition of existing buildings and replacement with newly constructed facilities including the Sheriff's administrative building, Emergency Operations and Dispatch Centers, an 807 space parking garage, an energy plant which will supply power to heat and cool the building, and the Sheriff's vehicle maintenance and communications building.  The new buildings will be designed as storm hardened facilities, withstanding up to 203 mile an hour winds, a necessary component with the threat of Florida hurricanes.  

The buildings will be also be modeled using BIM technology (Building Information Modeling) which uses three-dimensional, real-time, dynamic building modeling software to increase productivity in building design and construction.  The facilities will also be designed to meet LEED certification standards. During construction, the current Sherriff's Department will continue to remain operational and the employees and community will see no change in service as a result.  

Lend Lease will be working closely with the selected St. Petersburg Florida based architectural firm, Harvard Jolly. The project is expected to break ground in October 2011 with project completion set for August 2013.  

About Lend Lease

In the US, Lend Lease offers over 90 years of experience in the project management and construction industry.  In the past decade alone, the firm has provided construction services on over 2,500 projects for 1,100 clients nationwide through its legacy Bovis Lend Lease business.  The company provides a full range of construction services including construction management, general contracting, program management, project management, design/build and consulting services.  

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