Continental Gin Office Building to become Prattville Public Safety Building

HHB Engineers is serving as the Mechanical Engineers for the renovation of the
approx. 25,000 SF 1960s era Continental Eagle Gin Company office building located in historic downtown Prattville, AL.  The building will serve as the Prattville Public Safety building, to house offices for the Fire Department, Police Department, EMA, and others. The project consists envelope upgrades, interior renovation, and electrical and mechanical upgrades.  HHB Engineers serves as the Mechanical Engineers for the project.   The existing mechanical cooling and heating plants will be replaced with new air cooled chillers and high efficiency natural gas condensing boiler, new pumps, and piping.  Air handling units, some ductwork, and some fan-powered VAV boxes will be reused, while new ductwork and VAV boxes will be installed to accommodate the new floor plan and zoning.  New plumbing systems will be installed throughout.

The Historic Prattville Redevelopment Authority bought the entire historic Gin property in December of 2014.  The site covers about 40 acres, has five historic masonry buildings, the earliest dating back to 1848. The mill was built by Daniel Pratt, the town’s founder. The acreage includes the mill site and the mill pond, and the 1960s era Continental Eagle office building.   The office building is on the site of Daniel Pratt’s former home.

Montgomery Advertiser article announcement of Pratville city lease of the Gin building from the HPRA for a Public Safety Building – Prattville approves lease for public safety building

Read the Montgomery Advertiser article on the purchase of the entire Gin site by HPRA here.