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City of Williamsburg Enters Comprehensive Agreement for New Police Station

(City of Williamsburg)

WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to authorize the city manager to enter into a comprehensive agreement with Henderson Inc. to build a new 43,400-square-foot police station adjacent to the Municipal Building on Lafayette Street.

According to the city, with this contract, it agreed to pay the contractor a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) of $19,240,250 for the design and build of the new station.

Architectural firm Moseley Architects is part of the Henderson Inc. design-build team for this project, the city said.

The current construction timeline has the completion of the new station in the fall of 2025.

According to the city, the GMP covers only the first of a three-part umbrella project, which includes:

  • the completion of the basement and two floors of the station
  • the construction of a third-floor shell
  • additional design work for the new Public Works Yard
  • and a separate entrance to the third floor

The city said the last two parts will involve the partial relocation, expansion, and renovation of the Public Works yard and shops and the build-out of the police station’s third floor to accommodate additional office space. Separate contracts for those parts will go before the city council at a later date.

The city said it solicited bids for the design and build of the new police station through the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act, a process that allowed it to choose its preferred proposal for the design and build.

Bid solicitation began in June 2022 and yielded two proposals. Henderson Inc. was chosen for the project in November 2022.

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