Polk Correctional Facility, Bartow, FL

Polk Correctional Facility • Bartow, FL

Strollo Architects completed Master Planning, Programming and Design for a 1,600 Bed Correctional Center located in Bartow, Florida that houses all classifications of male / female inmates, as well as juveniles. The facility includes medical services, housing, program spaces, kitchen, laundry, intake / release, work release, exercise facilities and administration offices.

The Polk County Correctional Center was Designed for Phased Development to house 1,600 inmates. Phases I and II included housing for 1,200 inmates with exercise / recreation areas, kitchen, laundry, infirmary, energy, and administration, which will also support future Phase(s) to house an additional 600 inmates. This development will include female, minimum and medium security housing.

Phases I and II were constructed at $320,000 under budget through innovative Design and Construction techniques. The Polk County Correctional Center was the first corrections facility in the country to utilize the “tunnel form” construction method.