Project: Grand Rapids Commerce Center
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Square Footage: 4,600,000 Sq. Ft.
- The Grand Rapids Commerce Center is a re-development of the former Steelcase campus. The project entailed a significant infrastructure redevelopment. Comprised of 4.6 million square feet, the buildings were disconnected from campus-wide systems and received individual building systems.
- In total, ten (10) buildings were separated, re-connected or otherwise reconfigured including planning, permitting, and reconstruction of underground water main systems.
- Work consisted of building demolition, reconfiguration of the high pressure water main fire protection system, re-supply of high voltage electrical, gas, domestic water, and telecommunication utilities. It also included the removal of the obsolete campus wide steam heating system.
- In three (3) buildings, obsolete piping, lighting, and manufacturing equipment were removed. New lighting was installed, miscellaneous repairs completed and new painting applied leaving a clean, ready for occupancy look.
- Because the campus was dependent upon the steam heat system, new heating equipment had to be installed in each individual building. A combination of new boilers, gas fired make up air units, and infrared tube heaters were installed in eight (8) buildings.
- Work also included assisting in development of brownfield plan, application for brownfield entitlements and remediation.
- Pre-construction services which included site investigation, planning, estimating and city approvals which exceeded (12) months in duration.