C1S Group, a nationally-renowned full-service professional engineering and construction firm based in Dallas, has been engaged to provide design-build services that will restore an historic building in Dallas, and renovate it for modern live concert audiences. When completed in March 2015, the newly renovated Bomb Factory will be the largest concert venue in the Deep Ellum district of Dallas.
The 48,000 square-foot facility, located on Canton St. near downtown Dallas, is an early 20th century building that was originally an automotive plant and then an actual munitions factory during World War Two. Over time, the space was subdivided to accommodate smaller tenants, but has been largely unoccupied since the early 2000’s.
The first stage of construction is to demolish several demising walls and other infrastructure that are in various states of disrepair. Then C1S will remove and replace the existing roof structure in order to increase the overall facility height. This will make it possible to accommodate stage equipment and allow the addition of a mezzanine level for added capacity and to create a VIP area. C1S will build a new stage, several bar areas, complete the design and installation of a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, and add a new electrical system. The result will be an historic building re-imagined as a space for hosting concert events that will entertain almost 3,000 people.
“Maintaining the ‘Deep Ellum feel’ to the building is important to the project team,” said Matt Strong, PE, LEED AP and president of C1S Group. “Having completed several projects in the area, including an office, a restaurant and even a sculpture installation, we are well in sync with the uniqueness of the neighborhood and have let that inspire us as we work on this project.”
Deep Ellum is a section of Dallas developed in the late 1800s as a residential and commercial neighborhood on the east side of downtown. As one of Dallas’ first commercial districts for African-Americans and European immigrants, Deep Ellum is one of the most historically significant neighborhoods in the city and boasts the city’s largest collection of commercial storefronts from the early 20th century.
About C1S Group C1S Group is an engineering, construction and sustainability consulting firm specializing in the design and installation of projects for existing facilities. As experts in providing solutions for critical and manufacturing environments, C1S drives energy efficiency, maintainability and value in every project. The C1S client list varies from global Fortune 500 organizations to highly specialized entities with one facility. The C1S business model calls for the agility to work on multiple projects across geographic locations with varying complexities. For more information, visit www.c1sinc.com.