In an effort to consolidate county government offices into one central facility, Abbeville County purchased the vacant Abbeville County Hospital building. Built in 1965, this facility was deemed obsolete and too costly to renovate. Recommendations for converting the facility to county office space ranged from complete demolition and reconstruction to renovation costs in excess of $5 million. Using a modified Integrated Project Delivery approach, Design South was able to design and facilitate construction of a renovation project meeting Abbeville County’s needs within the $4,085,731 budget available to Abbeville County.
The project includes an interior renovation of an approximately 46,460 square foot, two story building located in the City of Abbeville, South Carolina. This included a 28,020 square foot 1st floor, 18,440 square foot 2nd floor, and a 2,200 square foot penthouse including the lobby, county council chambers, office suites for all county departments, conference spaces, EMS living quarters, and restrooms.
The project required environmental and hazardous material abatement. Selective demolition of existing CMU walls, metal stud walls, floor finishes, ceilings, existing mechanical ductwork, and existing electrical, plumbing, and roofing repairs.
Installation of new plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and fire protection systems including public address communications, data, and communication raceways. Included also is a new entrance canopy, new entrance to council chambers, site signage, and exterior lighting enhancements for public access.