Allen + Shariff provided MEP engineering services for the renovation of the Merritt Metro Police Department. The project, which was originally a $12 million, 80,000 square foot adaptive reuse DGS project. The new state-of-the-art facility, which was the site of the former Merritt Middle School, included a new Sally port, offices, gymnasium, community room and various department support space.
The first phase of the project focused on transforming the base building into the Youth Investigations Division offices and was completed in 2014. The second phase of the project built out the Sixth District headquarters and was completed in 2015.
For this renovation and conversion, eight rooftop package units, ranging from 15 to 50 cooling tons, were added using Variable Air Volume (VAV) terminal boxes for conditioning and ventilation, with CO2 sensors for ventilation control of densely occupied rooms. Fire and domestic water services were upgraded, and a new 2000 amp 460Y/265V electric service was also added. A standby gas-powered source of 450kW was employed for emergency life safety and critical services.
The project achieved LEED Silver certification, which includes energy conserving design, commissioning and an integrated Energy Management System (EMS).