Beaty Public Safety Training and Support Center
City of Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- Laboratory planning and MEP engineering consulting through DD
The Winston-Salem police department now has extra space in a new building that opened a year ago. The former Thomasville Furniture plant has been renovated to house space for the Police Department’s Forensic Services Division and Evidence Management and Fire Department Training. The existing structure required careful planning on CLD’s part to support the needs of the forensic laboratories.
The firearms lab includes a bullet recovery tank, which weighs roughly 8,000 pounds, and the firing range, which includes special construction to contain rounds within the space. The existing structure of the floor was found to be much weaker than initially believed, so CLD had to design special infrastructure to support these spaces. The building, known as the Beaty Center, has 72,000 square feet. About 30,000 square feet is reserved for evidence storage, which Winston-Salem PD and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department now share to store their evidence and found property.