HISTORIC 1939 BUILDING – ARENA SUPPORT SPACE UPFITS, ROCK HILL, NC
31,000 SF | Completion: July 2019
This project was a 31,000 SF historical renovation to provide support space for the adjoining Rock Hill Sports & Event Center sports complex. Construction consisted of new gang bathrooms, staff support areas, concessions, exterior canopies, gutters, and roofing, coaches lounge, 8,000 SF team room, two-stop elevator, new stairs, and all new MEP FP. Shoring throughout the space was required to cut in new openings into load bearing brick walls. Existing roofing was made of heavy timbers that were to remain. Any damaged timbers had to be replaced with like materials. J.M. Cope salvaged existing timbers and doors that had to be removed for owner’s use. J.M. Cope also cleaned and repaired the exterior brick façade to remove paint and tuck point mortar, all while maintaining the historical characteristics of the brick. Construction activities were ongoing in an occupied building. Coordination with existing tenants was essential to a successful project delivery.