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North Charleston Coliseum set for $10 million upgrade




North Charleston City Council voted on two contracts to continue the renovation work at the North Charleston Coliseum(Photo by Spyder_Monkey used under Creative Commons License)
North Charleston City Council voted on two contracts to continue the renovation work at the North Charleston Coliseum(Photo by Spyder_Monkey used under Creative Commons License)
North Charleston City Council recently approved two contracts to upgrade the coliseum’s north side to complement the recently upgraded south side. The city wants to modernize the venue and increase attendance. Construction is set to begin May 1 and last for nine months.



North Charleston City Council voted on two contracts to continue the renovation work at the North Charleston Coliseum(Photo by Spyder_Monkey used under Creative Commons License)
North Charleston City Council voted on two contracts to continue the renovation work at the North Charleston Coliseum(Photo by Spyder_Monkey used under Creative Commons License)
By Liz Segrist
lsegrist@scbiznews.com
Published April 2, 2014

North Charleston is planning a $10 million renovation of the North Charleston Coliseum, according to city documents.

North Charleston City Council approved two contracts last week for the project. Construction is set to begin May 1 and last for nine months.

The 13,000-seat, multi-purpose facility was built in 1993. The city wants to modernize the venue, ease congestion inside during events and increase attendance.

The addition on the coliseum’s north side will add space that will be used for corporate events or as a food court area during concerts, sporting events or other performances. The coliseum’s south side was recently renovated.

North Charleston City Council voted Thursday to award the $9.54 million construction contract to Brantley Construction Co. of North Charleston, according to documents. This was the lowest of the five bids submitted to the city. The contract will be funded through the city’s capital projects plan.

The City Council also voted to approve a $241,800 contract with Kansas City, Mo.-based AECOM for construction administration services during the project, which includes periodic site visits, according to documents.

AECOM also will update the building’s energy, lighting and refrigeration systems to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards from the U.S. Green Building Council.

In November 2013, the City Council approved and authorized AECOM to prepare the drawings and plans for phase two of the renovations project.

Reach Liz Segrist at 843-849-3119 or @lizsegrist on Twitter.

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