Piney, Arkansas
232 precast modular cells & showers + 33,000 sq ft of precast wall panels
Owner: Garland County
Architect: Cromwell Architects (Architect of Record); HOK Design (Design Architect)
GC: Nabholz Construction Services

Groundbreaking for the new Garland County Detention Center took place on June 13, 2013. Located just outside of Hot Springs, Arkansas, the new $42M facility will create housing for approximately 474 inmates.

RW partnered with C.J. Horner, a well-known local company to set up our manufacturing facility on the grounds of their closed wood truss manufacturing plant, which is across the street from the land for the new detention center. “We’re happy to be able to repurpose this property,” said RW’s Project Executive, Bobby Butler. “Not only are we repurposing property but, as with all our projects, when we set up so close to the project site we are able to hire local workers to help cast the cells.”

Judge Rick Davis of Hot Springs explained that planning of the Garland County Detention Center project has been in the works since 2008, under the previous County Judge. Planning regrouped again in 2010 and the “One Cent for Safety” tax, which will fund the project, was passed in 2011. “I’m excited that the project is underway and I’m looking forward to creating more beds for inmates – getting the bad guys off the streets, and having a smooth operational flow within the new facility” said Judge Davis about the project.