Project Portfolio

605 Building Renovation

Total Transformation: Old jail cells to new office building!

This was a unique project; it is the only former jail to be completely converted into a new office building in the country. The jail was mostly gutted out in a previous phase that was also done by NGC. This phase started with an empty shell. The existing building is a four story precast concrete building. Although the building was mostly gutted out, there was still a large amount of demolition work in this phase that included removing heavy steel doors, slab on grade in the lower level, cantilevered concrete slabs on 3rd floor and numerous block walls that were not removed in the previous phase. We also had to cut hundreds of new window openings in the exterior of the precast. A big challenge to the project that made it financially feasible for the county was to infill large openings front in the 3rd floor and roof to create more usable space. without being able to do that, the 3rd floor would not have been usable. We also constructed a new sky walk that connected the 575 building to the 605 building which made the entire campus more usable for the county and the courts. Most of the interior was finished into new offices and meeting spaces for different departments for the county. The lower level also was build to house a new drug testing facility for the county. 

project statistics

  • ClientCity of Lincoln

  • LocationLincoln, NE

  • Project StatusCompleted

  • Project TypeOffice

  • SQ Footage178,823

  • Start & Finish DateMarch 2016/June 2017

  • Awards ABC Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award Winner


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We have built our business on client-driven satisfaction. We believe in doing with, instead of doing for. For us, it is not just about delivering service but building partnerships with our clients to positively impact our communities for years to come.

  • Wendy Birdsall, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce

    NGC not only builds the highest quality of buildings but does so with great integrity.

  • Adam Criswell, Speedway Properties

    From the day they started the project to the day they finished, NGC personnel were professional, ethical, schedule driven and totally focused on our satisfaction. They are truly committed to constructing the finest possible building and they accept nothing short of this from their sub-contractors. Every concern we had was addressed quickly and thoroughly.

  • Patrick Phelan, DLR Group

    NGC's qualified team provided pre-planning with the ownership and DLR Group prior to construction as well as regular meetings and communication with the design team and subcontractors throughout the project. Their coordination efforts helped resolve the common day-to-day challenges of a commercial project of this character by utilizing technology and sound judgement.

  • Steven Hopper, Shamrock Development

    Their true open book approach to costs, information, and prudent reviews with the design team not only helped keep the project in line with budget and vision, but it also allowed construction to begin four months earlier than traditional methods. Their team provided a seamless transition from preconstruction into the actual construction phase.

  • Steve Schmidt, Frontier Bank

    What a pleasure it was to work with NGC! The crew was absolutely great and I truly appreciate their attention to timelines. The weekly reports via email were beneficial and informative as well.

  • Cara Mouw, University of Nebraska Medical Center

    Kudos to the NGC crew. The guys were so nice and easy to work with. We are very pleased with the work and progress so far.

  • Patrick Falke, Project Harmony

    Our project turned out exactly how it was promised, ahead of schedule and it looks amazing. Our staff was pleased with the cleanliness and helpful nature of your construction crew.

Phone 402.261.5489
Office Fax 402.261.5461
Bid Fax 888.375.1149
1935 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
Phone 402.261.5489
Office Fax 402.261.5461
Bid Fax 888.375.1149