The work of the Area A Police Station renovations
concentrated on the exterior and first floor interior of the
main downtown police station in Boston.
The exterior work included the rehabilitation of
the exterior terrace surrounding the station, including the
restoration of the deck concrete, a new waterproofing membrane and
new terrace paving. The exterior work also included the
provision of a new handicap accessible entrance by building a
new ramp and entry vestibule. Other exterior work included
roof replacement, masonry pointing and repairs, and a new
entry storefront doors and windows.
The interior work on the main floor of the station
included reorganization of the entry lobby to improve
security, refurbishing the detainee areas and cell block, improvements
to the police operations area and upgrading of the HVAC system. Station
security was improved through the design and construction of a new
main control desk, which provides for reception and service to
the public and also limits access to the police operations areas.
This project was the second one executed by
D&W at the Area A Station; previously D&W designed the
Juvenile Detention Center for the city, which is housed on the top
floor of the Area A Station.