Big-Box Retail Store: DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse – Marietta, GA
Buildrite Construction completed building DSW’s shoe store location at Merchant’s Walk shopping center just north of Atlanta, Georgia, between Marietta and Roswell. Buildrite built the “white box” or “shell” for the property landlord, preparing it for DSW to finish. This shell included a new storefront entrance, rear loading dock, new sprinkler and fire alarm, new electrical service, new HVAC (5 new RTUs with a total of 40 tons) and back-of-house restrooms, offices and stockroom.
Buildrite had a very tight timeline to deliver for DSW’s store opening and Buildrite met the schedule with time to spare. The storefront was the biggest challenge since it spans 60’. The store opening is supported by seven structural steel columns and a horizontal beam. The building required all new structural steel set from the inside. Additional challenges for the project included the front of the building being open for five weeks during winter construction, requiring large propane heaters running to keep pipes from freezing and bursting.
Project Type: Retail Store (Big-Box Retail Shell)
Size of the Project: 14,543 SF
Space: Big Box Retail Shell
Services: Big Box Retail Shell including new loading dock, dock lift, rolling door, masonry, brick, structural steel, millwork, roof and parapet, storefront and vestibule, HVAC (5 new RTUs and a total of 40 tons), new electrical service, switchgear, lighting, devices, new stand alone fire alarm system, new fire system with dedicated riser and back-of-house restrooms, offices and stockroom.
Vision: Complete Big Box Retail Shell for Tenant