Savannah Office Building Revives Local History
Built on the site of the former Savannah Ice Co., the One West Victory project blended historic buildings with new structures to create a $25-million mixed-use development. The team rehabilitated two late 19th-century buildings while also creating a five-story multifamily housing complex and a precast parking garage.
Prior to construction of the four-story precast parking garage, the team installed deep foundations within 1 ft of an existing historical wall that the architect incorporated into the restaurant’s final design. The 100-year-old wall was preserved as an example of Savannah’s oldest ice factories.
Parking structure foundations had to be installed under footings of the existing 40-ft-tall wall, built with old Savannah gray brick. To accomplish this, Saucey Engineering, the structural engineer, developed custom shoring techniques and Choate Construction produced custom anchoring systems.
With 85% of the site dedicated to construction, the team had minimal room for laydown or material storage. Proper sequencing was paramount. The team had to coordinate traffic control and the precise timing of deliveries.
Choate Construction split responsibilities between its Atlanta and Savannah offices, with its Atlanta team tasked with overseeing new construction components, while the Savannah team managed the reconstruction of the two historical buildings.
The project team completed 210,000 work hours with no lost-time accidents.
One West Victory
Owner Jamestown Properties
Lead Design Firm HKS Inc.
Contractor Choate Construction Co.
Structural Engineer Saucey Engineering
MEP Engineer A.H.A. Engineers