Providence, RI – Arden Engineering Constructors and Unique Metal Works, subsidiaries of Arden Building Companies, provided complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and sheet metal services for the South Street Landing Redevelopment Project, a large-scale Gilbane endeavor that is slated for completion later this year. The project consists of three separate scopes (one commercial, one residential, one parking garage).
Located alongside the Providence River, the long-vacant South Street Power Station, originally commissioned by National Grid to provide electricity to surrounding areas, underwent a renovation that represents a larger transformation of the city’s famed Jewelry District. Once a hub of manufacture and modern industrialization, the region now supports economic growth and plays host to an academic and residential complex to be shared by three higher-education institutions.
Developed by CV Properties, The South Street Landing Redevelopment Project includes the repurposing of the 104-year-old power plant into a state-of-the-art nursing education facility to be shared by students from Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island. The top two floors are designated for administrative use by neighboring Brown University. The project also includes the construction of an adjacent parking garage and graduate student housing complex.
Arden Engineering Constructors’ scope of work included the installation of all mechanical, electrical, fire protection, and plumbing systems for the 265,000sf facility. This included telecommunications/data, temperature controls, and numerous mechanical rooms. Unique Metal Works provided ductwork design, fabrication, and installation. Over the life of the project, the Arden and Unique teams logged over 20,000 man-hours with men and women from Rhode Island Locals 51, 99, 669, and 17 onsite each and every day ensuring that the project is being completed to the highest of standards.
Due to the jobsite’s location in downtown Providence, careful consideration was taken to ensure minimal disruption to neighboring residents and businesses. Phased installation of prefabricated components allowed Arden and Unique to remain on schedule with minimal interference to other building trades.