Preserving Belle Meade Neighborhood’s Past While Building for Its Future
When Boyle Investment Co. decided to convert an automobile-dominated office park into a vibrant, walkable, mixed-use development, the developer tapped Crain Construction as the general contractor to help revive the property.
We teamed with long-time partners H.G. Hill Realty Company and Southeast Venture to bring retail, restaurant and office space to the heart of the affluent Belle Meade community in Nashville.
Faced with logistical constraints while building the LEED-certified Element Nashville Vanderbilt West End hotel, our team coordinated carefully with the businesses, residents and special events that are part of the vibrant oneC1TY community.
Working with longtime client, Chartwell Hospitality, we built the mixed-use 1st and Main structure to house restaurant, retail and Class A office space, and accommodate its floodway zoning.
Crain Construction helped expedite this design/build project from the time the contract was signed to the completion of construction.
Fitting 2.5 miles of mechanical systems into a building with a 7,500-square-foot footprint is a big challenge. Working with the design team and the mechanical engineer, we met the challenge and built a pharmacy and research center that gives Lipscomb University long-term value.
We took ownership early and diligently worked with the master developer, the design team and subcontractors, to meet stringent requirements and build a full-service hotel for developer Chartwell Hospitality that now serves as a prototype for full-service Hilton hotels.
Building on top of a sewer tunnel can be a challenge, and intentional planning is crucial when the tunnel is 100-plus years old, runs the length of the site and is 11 feet in diameter where the structure straddles it. We employed some creative solutions while building TownePlace Suites by Marriott on a very tight site near downtown Nashville.
This retro-modern urban hotel boasts preserved terrazzo flooring, brass details and wood paneling that give a nod to the past while inviting the future.