Our client was looking to breath new life into an aging shopping center in Philadelphia. The primary objective was to match the façade of the older Dollar Tree building with the newer adjacent façade, while performing an overall cleanup of the center itself. The solution had to be economical and have minimal impact on the existing tenants.
We developed budgetary pricing for a number of possible approaches to this renovation challenge in order to identify costs and construction impact. The solution offering the most value and minimal impact was as follows:
- Provide new EIFS over existing masonry starting at the bottom elevation of existing metal siding and extending up to existing roof line. This upper area displays the tenant signage is the main focal point from the street.
- Provide a new Elastomeric paint coating starting at the ground and extending to the bottom of existing canopy elevation. Using paint at the lower portion of the building helped to reduce the cost while offering the ability to utilize multiple colors that match the existing adjacent facade.
- Provide power washing of existing newer, adjacent facade and sidewalk.
Once the best solution had been identified, JH Greene provided a conceptual rendering that was presented to the client and tenants for approval. Details were finalized by a design professional and sealed for permitting.
By developing this Design/Build solution in-house, we were able to control costs and keep client concerns in focus before the design process even started. This saved the client time, money and headaches by streamlining the entire process. This project is currently in the permitting phase and is scheduled to begin soon, check back in the future for updates.
We would love the opportunity to provide solutions to your construction challenges and help to streamline the construction process for your organization. Contact us today to start the conversation.