150 Bagley Building Façade Repair
Originally constructed in 1928, 150 Bagley is currently undergoing a transformation. After approximately 40 years of neglect without any maintenance or repairs, the 18-story structure is being repurposed into apartments and ground floor commercial space.
In the 1920s and 1930s, 150 Bagley, or The United Artists Theatre, was one of the most iconic and impressive theatres in the bustling, opulent Detroit theatre scene. Over time, the building changed hands and purpose before sitting vacant for decades. As part of the ongoing transformation of Detroit and the District Detroit area, 150 Bagley is again on display.
The General contracting team engaged with PULLMAN early on for preconstruction support including budgeting, investigation support, constructability reviews and solution development. Because of the unique nature of adaptive reuse it was critical to have team members that understood existing historic structures.
PULLMAN has been contracted for the façade repairs because of their knowledge and experience with historical preservation. The repair scope includes brick and mortar restoration by replacing missing brick veneer, terra cotta replacement with GFRP, and reinstating the historical terra cotta storefront with CFRC. This includes 9,000 supplemental helical brick ties.
The project is currently underway with zero safety incidents and projected to remain on budget. Upon completion, the building will feature twenty percent affordable housing. The project will be a prime example of how adaptive reuse provides housing solutions to the popular Downtown Detroit sector of the city and preserves the cultural and architectural significance of the city’s history.