In 2007, York County realized their old detention center could no longer meet their needs. They hired Moseley Architects to design a large addition, containing inmate housing in more classification levels. Moseley turned to SteelCell of North America as a long-time innovator in modular construction. SteelCell assisted the design team in creating detention units for the multiple classification/management design. It contained both maximum security lockdown and direct supervision areas.
The modular cells in the maximum security area included a front mechanical chase. The modular cells in the direct supervision area included a rear mechanical chase. Both areas also contained single and gang shower units. These modular showers were particularly innovative due to the limited space in the efficient design. The maximum security units have especially strict requirements because they must be both functional and extremely secure.
This project was designed and built in roughly ten months. SteelCell's modular units contributed to its fast development.
Started in December 2007
Completed in October 2008
Design by Moseley Architects