Hoar Announces Completion of Construction at Colony Square
ATLANTA (July 9, 2021) – Hoar Construction announced today the completion of construction on the redevelopment of Colony Square, an iconic mixed-use community in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Over the past four years, Hoar has completed a 200,000-square-foot renovation of two existing buildings (100 and 400), the ground-up construction of a new building featuring a luxury, first-to-state movie theatre and food hall (200), and two new Class A office buildings with street-level retail (300 and 500).
Hoar broke ground on the project in October of 2017, and eventually demolished 240,000 square feet of existing enclosed mall space. Hoar topped out on Buildings 200 and 300 in August of 2019, and finalized upgrades to Building 400, which received lobby enhancements, exterior retail additions and more, in 2018. The total redevelopment included 940,000 square feet of Class A office space and 160,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space.
“I admire the tenacity of our team to adapt and work around challenging conditions to ensure this project was delivered at a quality befitting of one of Atlanta’s most renowned landmarks,” said Chad Holland, senior project manager at Hoar. “Completing a multifaceted project of this nature is never an easy feat, and the open and honest communication we enjoyed with all parties was integral to achieving this milestone. We were fortunate to work with such dedicated partners who fostered a spirit of collaboration and congratulate NAP on transforming their creative vision for Colony Square into reality.”
Most recently, developer and owner North American Properties (NAP) celebrated the grand openings of Politan Row at Colony Square, the new food hall in Building 200, and Building 500, which includes 115,000 square feet of office space fully occupied by global law firm Jones Day. Final tenant buildouts are ongoing, with several concepts slated to open throughout the remainder of this year, including King of Pops, Serena Pastificio, Holeman and Finch Public House, Rumi’s Kitchen and more. On Saturday, December 4, NAP will celebrate the completed project redevelopment with The Lighting of Colony Square (Midtown’s Tree Lighting).
Sitting at the intersection of 14th and Peachtree Streets, one of Atlanta’s busiest intersections, the construction process for the redevelopment project required extensive workarounds to accommodate for the tight workspace and heavy traffic flow surrounding the property. Considerable planning, communication and coordination went into every phase of construction to ensure that the site remained open and operational the entire time.
During construction, a total of 275 micropiles between 15 to 60 feet were drilled to support the new structures while 2,550 tons of steel was assembled. The demolition process saw 5,000 cubic yards of concrete removed from the site all while the surrounding businesses stayed open and vehicle and pedestrian access remained available. Work crews were able to recycle more than 700 tons of materials.
“HOAR has one of the best construction teams in the region; their meticulous attention to detail, problem solving attitude and willingness to be a partner, not just a hired hand, are just a few of the many reasons we love working with the firm,” said Mike Lant, senior vice president of development at NAP. “For more than five decades, Colony Square has been a valuable asset to Midtown Atlanta, and with HOAR’s assistance, we’ve been able to reimagine the project to ensure it remains relevant to our guests, residents and office workers over the next five decades and beyond.”
Other project partners include Beyer Blinder Belle, Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Inc., Kimley Horn, KSI, and Site Solutions.
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