Known as a traditional city, Manchester’s prominent architecture conveys a classical style and it was mandatory that their new police facility reflect the City’s heritage. A relatively simple structure was used to help offset the cost associated with ornament indicative of this style. Although traditional in appearance, the 24,000 SF facility designed by Police Facility Design Group includes all of the functionality and systems of a state-of-the-art, modern law enforcement facility, including a multi-purpose space that serves for police in-service training, municipal court, board of aldermen meetings and the planning & zoning commission. Originally designed in 2004, this project was delayed when a developer approached the City with the idea of developing a major mixed-use commercial project on the City property supporting the new police facility. In exchange for the property, the developer would provide land within the development for the new police facility. The project was constructed by Wright Construction Services and completed in 2009 after adaptation to the new site.