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    Balfour Beatty / Barnhart awarded $221.5 Million women's detention facility in San Diego County

    September 16, 2011

    The County of San Diego has awarded Balfour Beatty / Barnhart the first phase of a two-phase contract for design-build services to construct the new $221.5-million San Diego County Women’s Detention Facility in Santee, Calif.  The joint venture is a partnership between Balfour Beatty Construction and Barnhart Balfour Beatty.

    Comprising 34 buildings across 45 acres, the 1,216-bed facility will replace the 1960s-era Las Colinas Detention Facility, the primary point of intake for women prisoners in San Diego County. The project will be built on existing and adjacent Las Colinas properties and as new facilities are constructed the old buildings will be demolished.