Tarlton Corp. is working for The Koman Group to help redevelop the historic 700 Market building in downtown St. Louis. The renovated building will be occupied by The Laclede Group once completed.
Tarlton was awarded a contract for core and shell pre-construction services and renovation of the 130,000-square-foot six-story building, one of the younger buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1979, architect Philip Johnson was named the inaugural winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize for his design of the building, which has been vacant since 2004.
Working with Koman and HOK, architect for the 700 Market core and shell, Tarlton’s scope of work includes demolition and renovation of interior areas for common corridor and circulation spaces, renovation of mechanical-electrical-plumbing systems, elevator work, specialty metal refinishing and painting.
The site plaza at the north corner of the building is being renovated and will include a water feature. The team also is working on a contained landscaped area with trees and natural gas lamps on the east side of the site, plus renovation of the mid-level rooftop, which will feature seating areas with gas fire pits and grills, plus abundant greenery.
Led by Tarlton project executive Andrew Kovarik and senior project manager Jeffrey Freese, the team is incorporating sustainable standards in construction. Work began in late April, with substantial completion due in December.
Tarlton also will complete the interior fit-out for Laclede, which plans to move into the building in early 2015.