The Fairmont – Event Venue
Chandlee and Sons Construction Company signed a contract on June 18, 2017 with Dan Conner of Fairmont Flats, LLC whose office is in Suite 575 at 1819 Peachtree Road in Atlanta, Georgia. The contract is for the commercial tenant finish of a 24,000 square foot space that was first to be a ‘Masquerade’ (designed, permitted and ready for construction) when the project was halted by a lawsuit. The project was granted to Chandlee and Sons Construction when we received the contract.
The FAIRMONT Event Venue is a portion of the complete Huff Trail development which is part of an eight-acre work and play environment adjacent to the planned Westside Beltline Trail.
Chuck Fathered is the Chandlee & Sons’ project manager on this Atlanta retail build-out. The scope included the demolition of the entire interior space including an overhead door opening. New walls were erected in steel to divide the very large space into separate sized spaces. Sheetrock was hung with insulation added to the walls of the restrooms and those adjacent to the deck. The sheetrock was painted and finished with white cove base. Acoustical ceiling tile was hung from the ceilings. Four storefront doors, one overhead door, two dual swinging kitchen doors, eighteen stained birch doors, and one exterior metal door were installed and trimmed out. The existing concrete floor was infilled, repaired, repaved and finished with polished epoxy. The mechanicals installed included one high/low water fountain, a grease trap, one eighteen-ton HVAC unit and all required electrical components. Two restrooms were created with partitions, accessories, mirrors, and two three-sink hard-surface vanities. The exterior work included some lintel and roof work, the extension of a pipe, some grading and paving a 20-foot driveway.
Goode Van Slyke of Atlanta and Amanda Ashwood of Decatur were the architects for this light industrial project and Stability Engineering of Decatur were the engineers. Light fixtures were purchased from Hudson Valley Lighting of Wappingers Falls, New York. Kim King Associates, the property landlord, signed a change order on August 15 for additional electrical work. Their offices are also in Suite 575 at 1819 Peachtree Road in Atlanta.
This former paint factory and warehouse now offers a 4,000 square foot pre-function space and a 15,000 square foot main event space. The developers have created a modern, industrial venue that features a wall of floor to ceiling windows, natural brick walls, high-ceilings, polished concrete floors, and multiple sets of frosted glass French doors. Draperies are available to section off areas as needed. An earlier concept was the Huff Trail space to house offices, art galleries and rental spaces but the developer changed the concept to be an event venue, much needed in this area of Atlanta.
Seth’s commented in late September, “The Fairmont venue is a new destination off the westside trail of the Atlanta Beltline. The Chandlee and Sons crew and the Chandlee Electric crew were all on board, rocking and rolling, in this 24,000 square foot space. This project was a VE and MEP design and permit deal. Chandlee and Sons Construction built this light industrial design along with Kim King Associates, an incredible expeditor, and Ron Wooten of Good Van Slyke Architects. This job is to be 100% completed in less than ten days!”
On October 19 Seth commented, “This is Atlanta’s newest venue off the Belt Line – 24,000 square feet of pure beauty! We took an abandoned warehouse and transformed it into a chic, modern event space. Chandlee and Sons performed the mechanical and value engineering on this landlord/tenant build in record time”. The Certificate of Occupancy was issued this day by City of Atlanta.
The Fairmont is Atlanta’s west midtown venue located at 1429 Fairmont Avenue at the intersection with Huff Road in Atlanta. Novare Events manages the location and their website is http://novareevents.com/the-fairmont/.
The following are links to articles written about this project:
Curbed.com – Atlanta’s housing online news – article:
Atlanta Business Chronicle article: