Project Spotlight

Romulus Business Center Redevelopment of Building No. 1


Romulus, MI

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1,000,000 Sq. Ft.

The site of the Romulus Business Center was first used during World War II for the construction of fighter airplanes. After the war, General Motors acquired the site and between 1964 and 1978 built a facility that was primarily used for parts distribution.

Oliver / Hatcher performed several renovations for the redevelopment of the Building No. 1 facility. These renovations included lowering the roof in a portion of the building from 70 feet to 40 feet. Other upgrades included the installation of a metal halide lighting systems and an early suppression fast response (ESFR) fire system. Internally, the project also cleared out excess equipment and wiring throughout the building.

Other renovations to the facility included the installation of 37 new truck docks, the addition of new office space as well as added outdoor trailer storage space.