The White Labs Asheville project was a Construction Management at Risk project that combined a complete interior demolition and historic renovation of an existing two-story, 27,000 sf historical building with a new 6,200 sf two-story addition. The majority of the existing first-floor space was converted to a large class 100,000 sf (IS0 8) Clean Room for Yeast Production, Yeast Concentration and Bacteria/Micro Labs. The existing second floor was converted to offices and cold storage and materials management. The new addition included a new full-service commercial kitchen, restaurant and tasting room, as well as a Community teaching lab.
The renovation included the removal/replacement of the entire existing slab on grade, cutting/reinforcing the elevated slab for a new stairwell and hydraulic elevator and complete replacement of MEP systems. The addition was a steel-framed structure with elevated reinforced lightweight concrete slabs on metal decking. The building envelope consists of TPO membrane roofing, brick masonry veneer, storefront metal panels, and exterior gypsum plaster with frye-reglet reveals.
Site improvements encompassed a new parking lot, relocation of existing utilities, a new mechanical building, custom stamped concrete paving and an extension/repair of an existing retaining wall.
White Labs | Pure Yeast and Fermentation
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