Columbus Construction was awarded and given the opportunity to complete and deliver the
first Chase Bank in the State of Delaware. The Chase Brandywine Commons Project, located in
Wilmington DE, consisted of the complete interior demolition and newly designed interior fit-
out of an existing vacant 1,850 S.F. retail commercial banking center. In addition, exterior site
improvements to the entire building façade, roof and parking lot were completed as well as
new site lighting. This fast pace project was coordinated on a daily basis with JP Morgan Chase as a way to manage their preferred specialty vendors and to ensure that the Bank was delivered and turned over in the timely manner to meet the clients needs.
Chase Bank - Andorra
Columbus Construction was contracted to completely renovate both the exterior and interior of an existing bank space to modernize it. The exterior consisted of major site work, all new store front as well as adding a structural steel canopy and façade. Simultaneously, gutting the complete interior which was approximately 3,600 square feet and updating all the major infrastructure adding new mechanical, electrical and plumbing components. The finishes are exceptional quality with specialty lighting fixtures and linear grills. Columbus Construction completed this project on time with a very tight timeline of only 3 months start to finish.
40th & Ludlow
The three-story Consortium building has had a rich and surprising history masked by circa-1970s metal cladding and putty-colored paint that seemed to actively repel the pedestrian. Columbus Construction removed the metal cladding to unveil one of Frank Furness’s earliest commissions, completed in 1876 (the same year as his masterpiece Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts), while working with then-partner George Hewitt: the West Philadelphia Institute. One of a handful of privately run men’s institutes, this one offered a library (open to men and women “with no sectarian or partisan bias”), classrooms, and an auditorium. Philadelphia had more of these kinds of social clubs, libraries, societies, and improvement associations than any other city and the buildings they built and occupied lend particular character to the Philadelphia street. The West Philadelphia Institute gave way to a dancing school and then later, in the 1920s, was purchased by the Philadelphia Electric Company for offices and an appliance showroom and expanded and substantially altered by the architect John Windrim.
40th & Chestnut
Columbus Construction is working with the owner as the Construction Manager/General Contractor to completely renovate the existing vacant buildings at 4001-4003 Chestnut Street in order to create retail, office spaces and 3 residential units. The project area totals 10,500 SF, including a 2,200 SF landscaped green space at the northern end of the site.
Above H&M clothing store, at the intersection of 16th Street and Chestnut Street in Philadelphia’s central business district, Columbus Construction is currently working on a complete interior renovation and fit-out of existing old office space and converting into multiple apartment units in the 9-story building.