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Lerch Bates to Provide Vertical Transportation Consulting Orleans Parish Project

Phases one and two of the Orleans Parish Correctional Complex Plan are currently under construction.  The $145 million, 433, 409 square-foot project  is slated for completion in 2014 and will replace the original facility that suffered extensive damage during hurricane Katrina and was demolished in 2007.

Lerch Bates Inc. is providing vertical transportation consulting services for phases one and two of the three-phase project. Phase one will include a three-story kitchen and warehouse for the prison with three freight and one passenger traction elevator, while phase two is a new two-story administration building and Sheriff’s office with a three-story jail that will house five passenger elevators and two service cars.

Phase three is still in the design stages between joint architects Grace & Herbert Architects of Baton Rouge, LA and Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects of New Orleans.

Photo Courtesy of Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects