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Aurora Police Headquarters and Branch Court Facility

Greater Than 150,000SF, Building / Ground-up, Greater Than $20 Million

Aurora Police Headquarters and Branch Court Facility

Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois, desperately needed a new facility to house 400 public safety employees and consolidate three bureaus, eleven divisions, a 911 emergency call center and branch court house. To build this $66 million, 200,000-SF headquarters, the City of Aurora partnered with Leopardo as construction manager.

  • WINNER: 2011 American Public Works Association (APWA) Chicago Metropolitan Chapter  $25 Million to $74 Million Award 
  • WINNER: 2010 American Public Works Association (APWA) Fox Valley Branch – Public Works Project of the Year 
  • WINNER: 2009 Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) Project of the Year
  • WINNER: 2009 Chicago Commercial Real Estate Awards Build to Suit Project of the Year
  • Three-story 160,000-SF police headquarters, court, 911 call center and emergency operating center
  • Separate 40,000-SF training and support building that houses a firearm range, evidence storage, forensic examination laboratories and secure garage
  • Separate 200,000-SF parking deck for fleet services, employee and public parking
  • 190-foot monopole tower located on a 26-acre site
  • State of the art facility that is wind and earthquake resistant
  • The project boasts features such as flex dorms for detainees, the largest lead-free tactical firearms range in Illinois, 27% reduction in energy use and 30% reduction in water usage
  • New radio system upgraded 911 capability, new fingerprint analysis system – all of which will shorten response times, enhance effectiveness and improve service to the community
  • The facility is among the most energy efficient and sustainable police campuses in the United States
  • State-of-the-art mist-fire suppression system and cruise ship technology
  • 56 different information technology systems in the building
  • Project completed in September 2009
  • With great attention to environmental details, the public safety campus achieved a  Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)