S.C. County Awards Project Contracts

WALHALLA, S.C. The of Oconee County Council awarded a design contract and construction management-at-risk contract for a new $17 million Detention Center in Walhalla.

Columbia, S.C.-based Carter Goble Lee was retained to manage the project as an agent of the county. HOK and Wakefield Beasley & Associates of Norcross, Ga. will serve as the architect while New South Construction will serve as the construction manager-at-risk.

The 64,000-square-foot, 192-bed facility will provide a pre-trial detention center, relieve overcrowding and more efficiently process the county's detention needs.

The center will be operated by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.

Final completion of the facility is tentatively scheduled for April 2012, or sooner.

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