Northyards Parking Deck

Duration:  7 months
(completed on schedule)
Owner:  The Hawkins Companies
Tenant:  Turner Broadcast Studios – Game Tap Facility
Architect:  Foreman Seeley Fountain
Value:  $2,075,000.00
Size:  84,000 sf, 300 car parking capacity
Delivery Method:  Design-Build

Full project description

Design & Construction of a new 300 car cast-in-place parking deck in the Northyards Complex near downtown Atlanta. The Northyards Complex is home to many prestigious firms including Bauder College, Creative Loafing and The Turner Broadcast Studios’ Game Tap Facility.

Project required extensive remediation of unsuitable and contaminated soils as well as significant expansion and relocation of existing utility systems. Existing unsuitable subsurface conditions required the use of deep foundation systems to provide adequate bearing capacity for the 3 level parking structure.  The Blue River Group was selected by the Client to deliver the Project on a Design-Build basis to expedite project delivery and ensure the overall project budget was maintained. TBRG engaged the architects, structural and civil engineers as well as being responsible for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing design. Expediting procedures were implemented to obtain the Building Permit from the City of Atlanta in the time frame required to meet the Client’s completion goals.

Unforeseen obstacles such as two, 10,000 gallon abandoned and leaking underground fuel tanks, undocumented City of Atlanta water and sewerage systems further complicated the already aggressive budget and schedule goals for the team, but TBRG views these types of challenges as part of the assignment.

The Project was completed ahead of the Client’s requirements and was ready for use when the Tenant move-in occurred.