The new $12.3 Million, 24,000-sf Malden Police Headquarters is part of the Downtown Malden Revitalization Project. The downtown parcel is part of a mixed-use development which will also include a new City Hall. The new Police Headquarters will be located in the city’s industrial corridor and serve as a catalyst to redevelop the Eastern Avenue section of Malden.
The glass lobby and community room included in the Headquarters’ design create a sense of transparency that offers new opportunities to welcome the community to connect with the police facility in a positive way. Malden residents will be able to enjoy a new two-story community room that anchors the corner of the building to a new green space on Eastern Avenue. The main entrance is adjacent to the community room and provides a visual connection to various areas including dispatch, public desk, and public service on the first floor.
The building’s organization on the first floor also includes secured entries to police operations, evidence services, roll call, detention and sally port, and the garage. The second floor contains police administration, detectives, locker facilities, and a fitness center. The facility’s compact floor plan, daylighting, and views to the outdoors provide the basis of sustainable strategies such as high-performance exterior envelopes, high R-value glazing, energy saving electrical and HVAC systems.
The exterior of the facility is designed to establish a new modern vision for the existing industrial corridor. The use of polished CMU, fiber cement panels and glazing compliment neighboring buildings, while new shapes and patterns on the structure create a distinct identity from Eastern Ave.
The interior design creates a connection to the community at one end and a light-filled work space for officers that encourages teamwork on the other. A two-story stair connects offices with roll call and their station commanders with visual openness and special connectedness that creates a bridge to all members of the department.
The new Police Headquarters is a significant piece for the renewal of Malden’s downtown and industrial corridors and will contribute to the department’s community policing efforts.
|Type||New Police Station|
|Client||City of Malden|
|Design Team||Jorge Cruz, Principal-in-charge; Joe Marshall, Project Architect; Vince Dube, Project Manager|
|Consultants||DiMarinisi & Wolfe (Programming); Meridian Associates (Civil/Landscape); Engineers Design Group (Structural Engineer); Bala Consulting Engineers (MEP/FP Engineer); Nangle Consulting Associates, Inc. (Environmental Engineer); Fuss & O’Neill (Hazardous Materials); Ellana, Inc. (Cost Estimator); Edvance Technology Design (Data/Security); All-Comm Technologies (Communications); LAB [3.2] Architecture (Interior Architect)|
|General Contractor||Commodore Builders|
|Photographer||Robert Benson; Arc 73 Filmmaking|