Charleston Under Construction: Winter 2012

Construction, engineering and architectural firms are working hard in the Charleston market, as you’ll see in the projects listed in this edition of Charleston Under Construction. Thank you to everyone who submitted projects, photos and renderings for this special section of the Charleston Regional Business Journal. We’ll be looking for more in next quarter. Feature your project in the next issue of Charleston Under Construction. The project submission deadline is February 8th for the March 11 edition. For more information, contact Leslie Burden at 843-849-3123 or lburden@scbiznews.com.

Bacons Bridge Road Rendering

Bacons Bridge Road Improvements
Bacons Bridge Road from Dolphin Drive to SC 61 in Dorchester County, SC
Developer: Dorchester County Sales Tax Transportation Authority; South Carolina Department of Transportation, Columbia
General contractor: Banks Construction Company, North Charleston
Engineer or firm: Davis & Floyd Inc., Greenwood
Estimated completion date: SC 61/SC 165 Intersection, July 19, 2013; total project, September 30, 2015
Estimated total cost of project: $23,965,290
This road improvement project will widen Bacons Bridge Road from two to five lanes from Dolphin Drive to SC 61. It will have paved and grass shoulders from south of SC 61 to the Ashley River Bridge and curb and gutter from the Ashley River Bridge to the end of the project at Dolphin Drive. A 10-foot multi-use path will be constructed on the east side from the Ashley River Bridge to Jimbo Road, as well as an 8-foot multi-use path from Jimbo Road to the end of the project and an 8-foot multi-use path on the west side from the Sawmill Branch parking area to the end of the project. Bridges at Sawmill Branch, Ashley River, and Ashley River overflow relief will be replaced. The overflow relief will be replaced with an arch culvert.

Azalea Station

Azalea Square Shopping Center
Azalea Square Blvd., Summerville
Developer: Gramling Brothers Real Estate, Charleston
General contractor:  MV Commercial Construction, Charleston
Engineer or firm: Seamon Whitesides and Associates, Charleston; Berenyi Engineering, Charleston; CDDC, LLC, Beaufort
Estimated completion date: April 10, 2013
This 12,725-square-foot retail center is located on one of the last remaining outparcels in the 348,000-square-foot Azalea Square. The site provides high visibility from Hwy 17 and features a signalized intersection. The building features suites from 1,200 to 12,300 square feet for lease.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City of Charleston Fire Station 9

City of Charleston, Fire Station 9
1451 King St., Charleston
Developer: City of Charleston
Architect: Rosenblum Coe Architects Inc., Charleston
MEP engineer: RMF, Charleston
Structural engineer: 4SE Inc., Charleston
Civil engineer: HGBD Inc., Charleston
Estimated completion date: 2013
Estimated total cost of project: $4.8 million
A 2009 assessment of the City’s fire stations identified the urgent requirement to replace the City’s outdated Station No. 9. The new station’s ground floor will be apparatus storage and support spaces. The second floor will house bunk areas, day room and offices. As the highest elevated emergency facility on the peninsula, this station will serve as the central response facility during all major weather-related events for the City of Charleston. Some of the key features of the new station are its LEED Silver certification, hurricane impact resistance and IBC Essential Facility status. The project is situated on a ½ acre site.

Back 2 Health

Back 2 Health
588 Mt. Holly Road, Goose Creek
General contractor: Frampton & Associates, Ladson
Architect or firm: Novus Architects, Mount Pleasant
Engineer or firm: Lindbergh & Associates, North Charleston
Completion date: May 2013
Contract amount: $800,000
This project involves the construction of a 4,000-square-foot physical therapy facility. The structure includes a work out area, two consultation offices, 6 exam/medical rooms, massage area, X-ray room, six administrative and doctor’s offices, a large reception area and lounge. 

Charleston Sports Academy

301 Wando River Way, Mount Pleasant
Owner: Charleston Sports Academy LLC, Mount Pleasant
Architect: Robert E. Pollard, Architect, Charleston
Design-build contractor: The Cornerstone Company of Charleston LLC, Mount Pleasant
Civil engineer: Earthsource Engineering, Mount Pleasant
Estimated completion date: February 2013
Estimated total cost of project: $1,335,000
The project is a new 20,125-square-foot gymnastics and cheerleading training facility. The building is a clear span pre-engineered metal building system with no interior columns, spacious training areas, concrete pits for gymnastic training, and features architectural insulated metal wall panels with a factory applied stucco coating. The facility will also include a large multipurpose room, Pro Shop, and a future second floor mezzanine area. 

Coastal Cancer Center

Coastal Cancer Center Addition & Renovation     
8121 Rourk St., Myrtle Beach
Architect or firm: Graham Group Architecture, PC, Pawleys Island
General contractor: Mashburn Construction, Columbia
Mechanical engineering: CEMS Engineering, Ladson
Estimated completion date: addition: March 2012; renovation: ongoing
Estimated total cost of project: $4,900,000
This project consists of a 33,000-square-foot addition and renovation. Addition consists of new exam rooms, work space, PET CT and CT areas, a clean room, and associated patient support/prep rooms. Renovation includes new mechanical systems and fire protection as well as new labs, new chemotherapy treatment areas and office upfits. The existing roof was also removed and replaced. Working to keep the Center in operation during construction, Mashburn’s team put a plan in place to address construction challenges: a site logistics plan and temporary walls and infection barriers aided in minimizing disruption.

Rivers Education Center

Rivers Education Center
1002 King St., Charleston
Developer: Charleston County School District, Charleston
Architect or firm: Davis & Floyd Inc., Charleston
General contractor: M. B. Kahn Construction Co. Inc., Columbia
Estimated completion date:  Tennant upfit: December 3, 2012; site improvements: July 27, 2013
Estimated total cost of project: $9,100,000
The Rivers Education Center project is a seismic retrofit and tenant up-fit of a historic two-story school. Originally built in the 1930s, the Rivers Education Center Project is constructed of unreinforced multi-wythe exterior walls and unreinforced clay tile interior walls. The project includes the demolition of all interior non-load bearing walls, all mechanical and electrical systems, and all ceiling and floor finishes. The building is being made seismically sound by the installation of 627 micropiles that are 86 feet deep. The micropiles support pile caps and new shotcrete sheer walls. The heavy wood beams and framing supporting the roof in a full attic space are reinforced with metal ties and special oversized lumber. Upon completion of the Tenant Up-Fit, the new Rivers Education Center will have 65,000 square feet of teaching space including science classrooms, a greenhouse, auditorium space and an art walk featuring new hardscapes.

Joe Riley Stadium

Joseph P. Riley Stadium
Fishburne Street, Charleston
Project description
Due to excessive settling of the field, the existing drain system was not performing adequately which has caused an increase in field maintenance and a reduced quality to the playing field. To remediate these issues, the entire drainage system was removed, and the playing field will be raised to the original elevation.
Developer: City of Charleston, Department of Parks
General contractor: Precision Turf, LLC, Buford Georgia
Engineers: Millennium Sports, Denver, CO; URS, Charleston; and Terracon, Charleston
Estimated total project cost: $670,000
Estimated completion date: November 2012

174 Meeting Street

174 Meeting St.
174 Meeting St., Charleston
Developer: Holder Properties Atlanta, Ga. and Charleston
Architect or firm: McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, Charleston
General contractor: Trident Construction, North Charleston
Estimated completion date: Summer 2013
174 Meeting Street is a 52,000-square-foot class A office building located on Meeting Street between Market and Cumberland. The building will feature four stories with the ground floor consisting of a highly finished lobby, a CertusBank branch, ATM, and parking. CertusBank will also occupy the second floor. The third and fourth floors are available for lease. The building is designed with energy efficient systems and environmentally sensitive materials. 174 Meeting will be Holder Properties fifth office development in Charleston in the last seven years, totaling over 400,000 square feet.

Gramling Concept Sketch Gramling medical office building
2287 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Charleston
Developer/owner: Gramling Brothers Real Estate and Development, Charleston
Architect: Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects Inc., Mount Pleasant
General contractor: Trident Construction, North Charleston
Engineers: Curry Engineers LLC, Mount Pleasant (structural); Charleston Engineering, Charleston (MEP); Seamon Whiteside Associates, Mount Pleasant (civil engineer/landscape architect)
Estimated completion date: December 2012
The Gramling medical office building is under construction as one of several medical facilities in the new Tecklenburg Medical Park. Located near a major hospital, this development has a contemporary aesthetic. In order to work within the budget while maintaining a style consistent with the surrounding area, the new medical office building is designed with simple massing consisting of two brick parapet walls that bookend fiber cement-clad facades and a monoslope roof. The architects worked with the developer and the building’s first tenant to design the shell and upfit concurrently, making special arrangements to accommodate the tenant’s existing equipment. The remaining shell space has not yet been filled, but is designed for flexibility to accommodate multiple tenant configurations.

High Purity Standards

High Purity Standards
7221 Investment Drive, North Charleston
Architect: DA Architects LLC, Summerville
General contractor: J. Musselman Construction, Charleston
Estimated completion date: First quarter 2013
This project consists of interior and exterior renovations to an existing industrial facility to allow for installation of process piping, associated mechanical and electrical systems to accommodate two new labs and a new clean room with necessary appurtenances, while maintaining full operations.

Snee Farm Clubhouse Renovation

Snee Farm clubhouse renovation
1200 Club Drive, Mount Pleasant
Developer: JKM Holdings South Carolina LLC, Ramsey, NJ
Architect: Stephen Russell & Associates, Mount Pleasant
General contractor: SouthCon Building Group LLC, Mount Pleasant
Engineers: Seamon Whiteside & Associates, Mount Pleasant (civil); Curry Engineers, Mount Pleasant (structural); Epic Engineering, Charleston (MEP)
Estimated completion date: February 1, 2013
Estimated total cost of project: $1,500,000
This project involves a complete interior demolition and renovation with a re-design of the pro shop, grill, bar and locker room areas. The exterior will be renovated to include a new entry road, re-paved parking, Bluestone patio, and new landscaping. Trades associated with the project include site work, bluestone paving, concrete, masonry, structural steel, architectural handrail, interior millwork/casework, roofing, doors and frames, storefront glass, drywall, ceramic tile, carpet, LVT, paint, kitchen equipment, fire protection, plumbing, mechanical and electrical.

Toyota of Charleston

Toyota of Charleston
2100 Savannah Highway, Charleston
Owner: Anderson Charleston LLC, Charleston
General contractor: Choate Construction Company, Mount Pleasant
Architect: Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects, Mount Pleasant
Civil engineer: Thomas and Hutton Engineering, Mount Pleasant
Estimated completion date: November 2012
Toyota of Charleston, a 43,110-square-foot mainstay on the Savannah Highway Auto Mile, recently underwent a phased replacement of its entire sales and service facility. Phase I included an expanded vehicle storage lot and demolition of a two-story, six-unit apartment complex. This clearing made way for a new 20,000-square-foot parts and service center supported by structural slab foundation and earthquake drains. The second phase involved the demolition and rebuilding of the previously existing showroom, sales areas and service area. The 23,110-square-foot space accommodates a six-car showroom display, sales offices, and customer lounge. Marlite display walls with glass shelves and accent lighting create a bright, modern atmosphere.

Enterprise Car Sales

Enterprise Car Sales
8232 Rivers Ave., North Charleston
Developer: Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
Architect or firm: Sherrer and Associates LLC, Columbia
General contractor: Hood Construction Company, Columbia
Engineer or firm: Roberson Engineering, Columbia (civil); Steven M. Tyler, PE, Lexington (mechanical); Harvey Lucas, PE, Columbia (electrical)
Estimated completion date: November 2012
This 6,000-square-foot, full-scale building renovation serves to accommodate new offices, car sales area, employee break room, common spaces, inventory photo room and storage. Complete renovation of the exterior was desired to match corporate designs, to include a new stone façade with stucco accents, replacement of existing storefront, additional storefront modifications for revised building orientation, and a new canopy construction. Extensive civil work was required to expand the site for automobile merchandise display, including curb and gutter installation, striping and landscaping.

Citadel Bond Hall Building Envelope Renovation

Citadel Bond Hall Building Envelope Renovation
171 Moultrie St., Charleston
General contractor: Exterior Diagnostic Services Inc., Apex, NC
Engineering firm: ADC Engineering Inc., Hanahan
Estimated completion date: December 1, 2012
Estimated total cost of project: $ 586,990
ADC Engineering Inc. completed an investigation specific to the building envelope roofing, waterproofing and exterior walls to implement building envelope renovation, restoration and repairs into a design based on the findings and recommendations of the investigation and written report. The project was publicly advertised and competitively bid. This project included removal, repair, and replacement of various degrees of deteriorated stucco. Once stucco repairs were completed, all elevations had a fluid applied waterproofing installed. Sealant replacement of all fenestrations, terminations and penetrations on the entire facility were required. Cleaning of the entire building facade was part of the general scope of work.

187 Ithecaw Creek Street

187 Ithecaw Creek St., Daniel Island
Architect: Cobb Architects LLC, Charleston
Builder: Structures Building Company, Mount Pleasant
Estimated completion date: February 2013
This 5 bedroom, 4 ½ bath home, including a private finished room over the garage, is situated on the Daniel Island Park golf course. The home features stained soffits on its exterior, and cypress beams will accentuate an open living and dining space. Other interior features include arched doorways in the foyer, hallway, and first floor rooms, a fireplace in the master bedroom, and built-in bookshelves in the second floor hallway. Other features include a gourmet kitchen and a custom wine room.

Dixie Plantation Meeting Barn

Dixie Plantation Meeting Barn
5297 Dixie Plantation Road, Hollywood
Owner: College of Charleston
Architect or firm: Ayers Saint Gross
General contractor: Schuchart Construction
Engineer or firm: GEL Engineering LLC, Charleston; DWG Inc. (MEP)
Estimated completion date: March 2013
This project includes the construction of a new 3,500-square-foot meeting barn to serve as a multi-use venue for the College of Charleston to host events for guests of the college as well as faculty, students, and alumni. The meeting barn is located on Dixie Plantation which is an 862 acre tract of land along the banks of the Stono River. The building has design and construction features which are intended to replicate one of the original farm structures located on Dixie Plantation. The meeting barn is a venue that will eventually be joined by others as part of an overall master plan that was created to provide a satellite academic center for the College of Charleston. The master plan will preserve many of the natural and historic features of the site while providing for its thoughtful and careful use.

East Central Lofts

East Central Lofts
599 Meeting Street, Charleston
Developer: East Central Lofts, LLC
Architect or firm: McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, Charleston, in association with Sottile & Sottile
General contractor: Dewberry Tauer, Charleston
Engineer or firm: Forsberg Engineering, Charleston (civil); Talbot & Associates, Charlotte, NC (MEP); Britt, Peters & Associates, Greenville (structural)
Estimated completion date: July 2013
Estimated completion date: $6.9 million estimate
Located on an infill property in downtown Charleston, East Central Lofts consists of 72 apartments totaling of over 58,000 square feet. There are 36 2-bedroom apartments, 23 1-bedroom apartments and 13 studio units.  At the ground floor, retail spaces activate the street frontage while screening the parking behind. The architectural design responds to the surrounding context’s industrial history through its restrained detailing, simple use of materials such as brick, composite panels and aluminum windows and with elements such as a roof monitor and graphic signage. The apartment units themselves follow that direction and are lofts employing high ceilings, large expanses of glass, simple finishes and minimal decoration. As Architect of Record, McMillan Pazdan Smith managed the project through the City’s review processes, incorporated the initial design concepts into the development of construction documents and worked with the owner and contractor to ensure the project’s feasibility. The firm will also be responsible for construction administration. 

Faber Point

Faber Pointe
4105 Faber Place Drive, North Charleston
Developer: Holder Properties, Atlanta, Ga. and Charleston
Architect or firm: Warner Summers Architecture & Interior Design, Atlanta, Ga.
General contractor: Integra Construction Atlanta, Ga.
Estimated completion date: December 2012
Faber Pointe is planned as a four story, 75,000-square-foot multi-tenant, speculative class A office building with a 261-space surface parking area. The development will utilize 5.02 acres in the Executive Park at Faber Place. The park is located off of I-526. Faber Pointe will be the third office development for Holder Properties in the Executive Park at Faber Place following Ashley Overlook and Faber Centre.

Consolidated 911 Call Center

Consolidated 911 Call Center
8500 Palmetto Commerce Parkway, North Charleston
Developer: Charleston County
General contractor: Palmetto Construction Group: Charleston
Architect: Rosenblum Coe Architects, Inc.  Charleston
Civil engineer: HLA Inc., Charleston
MEP engineer: RMF Inc., Charleston
Structural engineer: 4SE Inc., Charleston
Landscape architect: ADC Engineering Inc., Hanahan
Estimated completion date: November 2012
Estimated total cost of project: $20 million
This 39,500-square-foot facility will combine the 911 call centers for eight separate centers. The building will be LEED Silver certified by the United States Green Building Council. It will incorporate Mission Critical N+1 systems, redundant power and Voice over IP telecommunication system. It will have FEMA 361 standards as well as meet Category 4 Hurricane design criteria.

Advintage Fine Wine and Distribution

Advintage Fine Wine and Distribution
9750 William Aiken Drive, Ladson
General contractor: Frampton & Associates Inc., Ladson
Completion date: November 2012
Cost of project: $800,000
This is a renovation of 30,000 square feet for Advintage Fine Wine & Distribution. This project requires demolition of existing interior walls, removal of all overhead doors, all ceiling and insulation in warehouse. New construction must achieve temperature control at 68 degrees by extensive upgrades to electrical and HVAC and 3" thick closed cell spray insulation. Additional features include fire protection, new truck docks, overhead doors, and interior finishes throughout. 

Olde Colony Bakery

Olde Colony Bakery
517 Wando Lane, Mount Pleasant
Owner: Olde Colony Bakery, Mount Pleasant
Architect: GJS Architects, Mount Pleasant
Design-build contractor: The Cornerstone Company of Charleston LLC, Mount Pleasant
Civil engineer: Earthsource Engineering, Mount Pleasant
Estimated completion date: February 2013
Estimated total cost of project: $315,000
This project is a conversion and complete renovation of an existing 5,000-square-foot metal machine shop building into a new location for Olde Colony Bakery. This project will transform a dated industrial metal building into a modern facility for the commercial bakery. The building will include new retail space, packing and shipping areas, and a large bakery production area. Olde Colony Bakery is a historic family owned business that is home of the original Charleston benne wafer.

SCE&G Summerville Electric Operations Building

SCE&G Summerville electric operations building
129 Spaniel Lane, Summerville
Developer: SCANA Services Inc., Cayce
Architect: MCA Architecture, Greenville
General contractor: SouthCon Building Group LLC, Mount Pleasant
Engineer: Arrowood & Arrowood, Greenville
Estimated completion date: April 17, 2013
Estimated total cost of project: $7,100,000
New construction of an approximately 17,000-square-foot office building and warehouse area, and a 17,500-square-foot truck shed building. The office building is constructed of conventional steel with a brick veneer exterior. The truck shed is a pre-engineered metal building with a split face concrete masonry unit and metal wall panel exterior. The site consists of parking areas, equipment storage areas, landscaping and detention ponds.

Dixie Plantation Studio

Dixie Plantation Studio
5297 Dixie Plantation Road, Hollywood
Owner: College of Charleston
Architect or firm: Ayers Saint Gross
General contractor: Schuchart Construction
Engineer or firm: GEL Engineering LLC, Charleston; DWG Inc. (MEP)
Estimated completion date: March 2013
This project includes the renovation of an existing 1,200-square-foot brick and wood frame studio which will serve as a site museum to aid in the education of students and as a remembrance to the life and work of John Henry Dick, a renowned ornithologist and artist who donated Dixie Plantation to the College of Charleston Foundation upon his death. The studio is located on Dixie Plantation which is an 862 acre tract of land along the banks of the Stono River. The studio renovation is an important early step of an overall master plan that was created to provide a satellite academic center for the College of Charleston. The renovation of this distinctive work space of John Henry Dick is intended to preserve a notable feature of the site.

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400 Meeting St., Charleston
Developer: Davis Property Group LLC, Greenville
Architect or firm: McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, Charleston
General contractor: Dewberry Tauer, Charleston
Engineer or firm: Forsberg Engineering, Charleston (civil); Furman LandDesign, Mount Pleasant (landscape architect); Talbot & Associates, Charlotte, NC (MEP); Britt, Peters & Associates, Greenville (structural)
Estimated completion date: August 2013
Estimated total cost of project: $7.4 million
Located within the historic district of downtown Charleston, this apartment building is located within walking distance of the College of Charleston and the Charleston School of Law. The 41 units, located in two separate buildings, each include 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. In response to the urban context of upper Meeting Street, the building’s massing is broken into smaller buildings, creating proportions that are more typical of Charleston. The Meeting Street façade employs brick and cementitious panels to alter the scale of the windows, entries and other elements in response to the larger scale and proportions of one of Charleston’s gateway streets. Along Nassau Street, the design of the buildings is handled differently so that the scale responds to the much smaller context of the East Side neighborhood. Parking is located away from public view. The project uses an efficient floor plan, consistent window sizes and inexpensive framing methods in order to create a cost-effective solution to apartment living in downtown Charleston.

Trident Tech Renovation of Building 940

Trident Technical College: Renovation of Building 940
2046 Mabeline Road, North Charleston
Owner: Trident Technical College, North Charleston
Architect: Rosenblum Coe Architects Inc., Charleston
General contractor: Brantley Construction, Charleston
MEP engineering: RMF Engineering, Charleston
Structural engineering: ADC Engineering, Hanahan
Estimated completion date: December 2012
Estimated total cost of project: $500,000
This project consists of a 5600-square-foot renovation of an existing office suite on the main campus of Trident Technical College. The renovation will provide a new home for the Human Resource Department of the College as well as provide new finishes and slight modifications to the area of the office suite where the Procurement & Risk Department Management resides. The project includes cutting new windows into an existing exterior Concrete Masonry Unit wall, installation of a new HVAC system, as well as new interior partitions and finishes for a more contemporary look. The lobby space will be a design feature as it incorporates custom architectural woodwork, plank ceramic tile flooring, and a floating acoustical panel ceiling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pepperhill Park

Pepperhill Park
7695 Brandywine Road, North Charleston
Developer: City of North Charleston, North Charleston
Architect: Lindbergh & Associates, Charleston
General contractor: SouthCon Building Group LLC, Mount Pleasant
Engineer: Lindbergh & Associates, Charleston
Estimated completion date: March 4, 2013
Estimated total cost of project: $1,800,000
Renovations of an existing sports complex that include construction of a new concession building with press box, equipment storage and electrical buildings, a new parking lot and sidewalks, a new football field with sports lighting and a new soccer field. The main concession building is constructed of concrete masonry unit walls, heavy timber columns and beams, trusses, brick veneer skirt and Hardie siding.

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