Nauset Construction Completes New Acushnet Police Station
ACUSHNET, MA Nauset Construction is overseeing the finishing touches to the recently completed ground up construction of the new police station for the town of Acushnet, Massachusetts. Designed by Kaestle Boos Associates, the 11,000-square-foot structure replaces the former police station that shared space with the school department and board of health at the historic Parting Ways Building, built in 1877.
The new facility includes separate adult and juvenile detention cells, secure booking and processing areas, administrative offices, interview rooms, a dispatch center with bullet-proof glass and walls, locker rooms, and a community/training/Emergency Operations Center room. The facility also features a garage for vehicles that are evidence in investigations and a sally port that allows for the safe delivery and receipt of detainees.
The station is located at 64 Middle Road adjacent to the town's Emergency Medical Services headquarters. Project challenges included maintaining a shared entranceway throughout construction with the EMS facility, necessitating continuous planning and coordination to ensure emergency vehicles and personnel were not impacted during construction. Another challenge involved onsite wetland protection that required Nauset to work with the local conservation committee. Site work included upgrades to the underground storm water retention, as well as new sewer, water and gas connections to the street.
"We are pleased to have played a role in enhancing the Town of Acushnet's public safety resources and infrastructure," said Nauset Construction President Anthony Papantonis. "This project nicely complements our other commercial and office building projects throughout New England."