Hillsborough County Operations Complex

Tampa, Florida
Hillsborough County
85,000 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
LEED Certification (targeted)

This facility consolidates various public safety functions for Hillsborough County, including emergency, dispatch, and government operations. The complex also includes a call center and an information technology center.

Clark will construct an 85,000 square-foot building designed to withstand a category five storm event. The facility will be comprised of a structural steel frame on a shallow foundation with bearing tilt concrete panels. Clark will install a chilled-water system and robust mechanical and electrical systems that will be equipped to handle critical needs in the event of an emergency. The systems will feature potable water, sewage storage tanks, and emergency generators designed to power the entire building in the event of an outage.

The project included the construction of a Fire Rescue Headquarters, complete with a warehouse, fire training facility, a fleet services area, and a fueling station. The training complex contains structural collapse props, burn simulation buildings, a trench shoring and rescue simulator, swift water training pool, and a rappelling tower.

Designed by Dewberry, the Hillsborough Public Safety Operations Complex is targeted for LEED® certification.

ABC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Eagle Award - Excellence in Construction