Renovation of the core and shell of the historic DuPont Building in downtown Wilmington, DE, consists of a full interior demolition down to the structure of the 300,000 SF building. This prominent building on Rodney Square was originally built in 1907, and by 1931 there were five substantial additions added onto the original building that give the building the massive footprint that it has today. This challenging renovation includes the structural demolition and construction of new stairwells, new mechanical shafts, the installation of major MEP infrastructure upgrades, and a selective facade restoration. Also included are the creation of a new 2-story elevator lobby at one entrance, and the conversion of two passenger elevators into one larger service elevator. The core and shell renovation is being managed simultaneously with INTECH’s fit-out of a large portion of the building for the Chemours worldwide corporate headquarters. The building also houses the famous Hotel DuPont, which is being kept in operation during the construction.
“INTECH completed the unthinkable. They are professionals of
the highest integrity, and met the schedule while overcoming the challenges of renovating a 110 year-old occupied building. Strong relationships are built in the trenches, and I expect that we will partner with INTECH on many future projects.”Jeff Brisbin Development Manager Buccini Pollin Group / BPGS Construction