New Britain Police Department

New Britain, CT

Location: New Britain, CT
Architect: Kaestle Boos Associates
Size: 91,300 sf
Cost: $35 million
Scope of Services: New Construction
Services: MEP/FP Design

The City of New Britain built a new five-story police department facility that includes a dispatch and emergency operations center. This modern facility features a forensics lab including a signal isolation room to reconstruct electronic device history, a tiered lecture room for 100, a library, physical combat training room, and tactical simulation room.

Systems include a gas fired water heater with pumped recirculation systems to serve the domestic hot water system.  The HVAC systems include natural gas hot water boilers, exterior mounted chiller, indoor built-up air handling units, roof mounted air handling unit, hot and chilled water pumps, VAV boxes, perimeter radiation, and DDC controls. A BACNET Building Management System was be installed to control the mechanical and electrical systems for this facility.

The electrical systems included separate normal, emergency and UPS power distribution. Separate distribution and generator systems were provided for the dispatch and emergency operations system. Due to site constraints, the entire facility is served by an 800kW diesel fired emergency generator located in the basement of the facility. LED lighting was used to reduce the electrical usage of the facility. The technology systems include fiber optic distribution which captures all major systems. The dispatch area includes an array of (16) large monitors on a video wall so that the dispatch personnel can view multiple images at one time.