New Central State Hospital

, Virginia Department of General Services

Petersburg, VA


The Commonwealth of Virginia is committed to providing safe, effective, efficient, economically responsible, high quality behavioral healthcare for its citizens. Because its existing facilities at Central State Hospital are dated, spread across multiple buildings, and do not support recovery-based treatment, the Commonwealth determined that a new hospital was required.


Encompassing 471,000 SF, the new facility will provide a total of 252 in-patient beds, including 111 maximum security and 141 civil beds. The project includes patient treatment/program areas and administrative and support services space.


The new facility will have delineated treatment areas for maximum security and civil patients, as well as secure enclosed courtyards for outdoor recreation of those committed for care. The design will anticipate the construction of a future 48-bed addition.

Building Facts

  • 471,000 SF
  • 252 Beds
  • in-patient facility