Grunley Achieves Substantial Completion For Old City Hall Renovation Project
Congratulations to our Old City Hall Renovation Project Team for successfully achieving substantial completion! The $51.9 million scope involved restoration of the building’s historic fabric including extensive flat and decorative plaster repairs/replacements; millwork restoration and replication; decorative cast-iron and sheet metal restoration; and historic window and jambs repairs/replacements. The scope also included extensive demolition and asbestos abatement; structural stabilization and masonry repairs; installation of new MEP, sprinkler, fire alarm/life safety, and low voltage systems; elevator replacements; interior fit-out; faux wood-graining throughout the atrium; basement slab removal and replacement; exterior granite masonry cleaning, repointing, and repairs; foundation waterproofing; copper and slate roof replacement; skylight and laylight replacements; and exterior site upgrades including unit paving and landscaping.
This project is the first of many planned by the Virginia Department of General Services as part of its initiative to revitalize Richmond’s Capital Square – a historic district that also features the city’s Executive Mansion and statues of notable American figures including George Washington, Edgar Allen Poe and former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr., among others. With intricate scaffolding systems, and expert preservation and restoration techniques, the Old City Hall Renovation's successful completion serves as a model to the remaining local projects aimed at preserving the architectural contributions in one of America’s most historically significant cities.