On Tuesday, April 26th, Bancroft Construction, architectural design teams, local leaders, and first responders of Sussex County came together for a Topping Out Ceremony to watch the last 30-foot steel beam of the new Sussex County Public Safety Building Addition be lifted into its final place. This ceremony symbolizes a significant project milestone, marking the halfway completion point of the 20,000 square foot addition to the existing Sussex County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
The addition, designed by GMB Architects and RMF Engineering, will house all the County’s public safety resources in one location, creating a consolidated public safety complex for 911 dispatchers, paramedics, and other first responders. The new state-of-the-art training and education facility will allow more people to be trained in larger, more efficient class sizes. It will also include offices, simulation rooms, conference rooms, locker rooms, bunk rooms, fitness room, warehouse, garage, and related staff and support areas. The project also includes renovations to the existing facility’s kitchen, MEP systems, and lobby.
The existing EOC facility will remain in operation throughout construction, requiring our construction team to work diligently with the County’s Public Safety logistics teams to ensure zero interruption and that services being provided are uninterrupted to residents of Sussex County. Construction is expected to be completed by mid-February of 2023.