A private developer purchased the 1 million SF Defense Center with the intent of turning the abandoned facility into a vibrant addition to the community. Their first tenant was the US Department of Labor, which is leasing 68,000 SF of space for a Job Corps Training Center. The Center provides skill training for at-risk youth, ages 16 through 24 in clerical administration, culinary arts, hospitality, facilities maintenance, medical assisting and carpentry. Remington Group, now Avison Young, was called one to oversee renovations to the facility including asbestos abatement; ADA compliance upgrades; elevator retrofitting; installation of specialty kitchens; and expanding mechanical, plumbing, fire-protection and electrical systems.
- Development of Master Project Budget & Schedule
- Oversight of Design & Construction
- Close-out Management
We completed the renovation on time, within budget, and avoided over $650,000 in excess charges.