LOCATION

1500 Urban Center Drive

Suite, 220 

Vestavia Hills, AL 35242

CONTACT

205.324.0018

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BIRMINGHAM,ALABAMA

HARDY CORPORATION

Designform provided renovations to the existing 2 story, 12,880 sq ft, office building and 32,345 sq ft warehouse, relocation of existing fabrication shop and addition of mezzanine, connector building, plumbing assembly shop and tool storage area.

The addition of the mezzanine provided an additional 10,311 SF for a total of 23,191 SF of operational business space. The mezzanine provided more offices, a meeting room, and multi-purpose room connected to a new break room. The multipurpose room included 2 sound proof operable patricians so that the large room could be divided as needed based on activity. The mezzanine included offices for the production/assembly managers which provided them with a direct connection with the production assembly areas without reducing the operational sq ft of those areas.

The relocation of the existing fabrication shop and addition of new connector building, plumbing assembly area and tool storage area provided a total of 46,156 sq ft of fabrication/assembly area. The new connector building required the removal of existing precast panels and provided access to the newly added pipe fabrication shop, plumbing assembly shop, and tool storage area constructed adjacent to the metal products fabrication and assembly area. The tool storage area and plumbing assembly shop included a drive in door connection and man door connections to the metal products fabrication and assembly area. The plan was arranged not only for space efficiency but for operational efficiency as well. The existing office building allowed space for all support services. There were still connection points, but a direct connection was not needed or beneficial with the fabrication areas. This separation allowed for less distraction and more productivity. They were even able to separate the vendors from the employees.