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Kings County Jail – Phases II and III

Project overview

Due to severe overcrowding within the Kings County Jail, Vanir provided project and construction management services for the planning, design and construction of the Phase II 252-bed expansion, followed by additional services for Phase III and a renovation of the County’s existing adult detention facility.

Phase II involved 67,000 square feet of housing, renovation, medical, intake and support services. Vanir’s help with state funding requirements led to the creation of a master schedule that shifted construction from December 2014 to July of that year, significantly saving on escalation and soft costs.

Phase III added 30,403 square feet of new construction and infrastructure, including:

  • A 24-bed mental health unit with living space, three multipurpose program and interview spaces, a dayroom, outdoor recreational space, a general support area and staff offices
  • A Day Reporting Center (DRC) located outside of the secure perimeter that includes two multipurpose classrooms, four interview rooms, an open public space and office/work areas for program staff
  • An expanded inmate program space including four multipurpose classroom spaces, offices for staff, a culinary services area, two vocational shop areas and one vocational classroom

Vanir effectively negotiated the potential change orders, keeping them within 2.13% of the 5% contingency budget.

Vanir was able to save us money—we had enough at the end of the project to add a driveway for inmate programs where they wash cars. We were also able to add signage to the DRC, and miscellaneous furniture for the end users.

– Kyria Martinez, Administration, Kings County
Hanford, California
Kings County

DLR Group


Phase II: Roebbelen Contracting, Inc.

Phase III: Bush Construction

Square Footage
Phase II: 67,000 SF; Phase III: 30,403 SF
Construction Cost
Phase II: $33.2 Million; Phase III: $15.8 Million
Start Date
Phase II: 2012; Phase III: 2014
Completion Date
Phase II: 2016; Phase III: 2018