Representatives from the city of Belleville and the construction and design team participate in a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the construction start for Belleville’s new police headquarters. From left: Mark Hinrichs, Impact Strategies; Josh Mandell, Lawrence Group; Geri Boyer, Kaskaskia Engineering Group; Chief Clay, Belleville Police Department); Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert and Mike Christ, Impact Strategies.
From Illinois Business Journal news services
BELLEVILLE — Construction-management firm Impact Strategies, in collaboration with the city of Belleville, today marked the start of construction for the city’s new police headquarters at a groundbreaking ceremony at the site.
Local dignitaries and officials from Belleville and the Chamber of Commerce joined Impact Strategies to commemorate the event. The new police headquarters will be located at 720 W. Main St., formerly the Bank of Belleville building.
Upon completion in Spring 2016, the new police facility will have a forensics lab, dispatch center, sally port and a 60-person community classroom. Plans also include a secured evidence storage area and dedicated storm areas that allow for increased safety for employees and prisoners. Impact Strategies will also construct a new, freestanding parking garage adjacent to the police headquarters. The garage is designed to hold 46 police cruisers and will have a mechanics area for city vehicles.
“This is an important project for the city and we’re pleased to have been selected as the construction manager for it,” Mark Hinrichs, president of Impact Strategies, said. “The department currently is housed in an outdated and overcrowded facility. Upon completion next year, the new headquarters will offer the department nearly 44,000 square feet of updated space and direct access to an onsite, covered parking garage for storage and maintenance of the department’s fleet.”
The construction/design team for the project includes Impact Strategies as the construction manager; St. Louis-based architectural design firm, The Lawrence Group and Kaskaskia Engineering Group as the civil engineer.
About IMPACT Strategies
IMPACT Strategies, Inc. specializes in Retail, Commercial, Medical, Senior Housing and Education construction and offers comprehensive construction services including design-build, general contracting, construction management and pre-construction management. The company is headquartered in Fairview Heights, with an office in St. Louis.