Police HQ Breaks Ground

Rendering of new energy-efficient police  headquarters in Medford, Mass.

Medford, MA Elected officials and CTA Construction staff were joined by Medford Law Enforcement leadership recently to break ground on a new energy-efficient police headquarters in the city. The new three-story facility will be located directly behind the existing facility, and will provide more than 35,000sf of space for the department.

Waltham-based CTA Construction won a competitive bidding process earlier this year and is slated to complete the construction for $17,860,000, a full 3% under budget. The new state-of-the-art facility features new offices and conference rooms for officers, a fitness center, increased evidence storage, updated detention facilities, and a new combined dispatch center. The construction timeline is scheduled to continue through the fall of 2020.

The building will not use any fossil fuels which will greatly reduce its carbon footprint. By avoiding costly natural gas and oil, the building will help keep local air quality high and save in heating costs. Heating and cooling will instead be provided by heat pumps, aided by the installation of an efficient energy recovery system.

“Having enough space and a well-designed headquarters will be a great asset to the hard-working law enforcement and public safety officers of Medford, as well as to the general public,” said Paul DuRoss, principal at CTA Construction. “The new, state-of-the-art headquarters will also lower the facility’s environmental impact and provide savings in operation costs due to its increased energy efficiency.”