Sugar Land council members approved a roughly $8 million contract with Bass Construction Company during their Dec. 5 meeting for the construction of Phase 2 of the city’s Public Safety Training Facility.

The overview

Lane Wolf, Sugar Land senior manager of vertical construction, said the second phase of construction is coming after the city completed work on the first phase of the Public Safety Training Facility, which included:
  • An interim shooting range
  • Access roads
  • A fire training facility
Officials said the second phase of construction, which is being funded by $10 million set aside in a 2019 voter-approved bond, will include a 23,000-square-foot facility consisting of:
  • A shoot house for the police department
  • An apparatus bay for the fire department
  • Restrooms
  • Outdoor classroom space
  • Associated site work
A closer look

Wolf said the completion of Phase 2 will allow police officials to conduct more comprehensive training regimens.

“For the police department, it'll provide an opportunity for training with some munitions and live-fire training scenarios,” Wolf said. “They have movable walls in there where they can do drills, they can do hostage situations—a little bit everything.”

Wolf noted the fire department’s apparatus bay will be able to house six vehicles and will include a workshop space to conduct repairs. Additionally, Wolf said the facility will include several classrooms and an indoor training room.

Wolf noted the roughly $8 million contract combined with about $737,000 in design and administrative fees left around $1.2 million to cover construction contingency costs, material testing and any other costs that might be incurred.

What’s next

Officials said construction on the project, which is located off West Airport Boulevard, is expected to begin in early 2024 and is anticipated to be complete by the end of the year.