Redden Gardens

  • 150 unit renovation plus new community building and maintenance shed
  • $3.9 million
  • Occupied Campus

North Branch Construction was chosen general contractor for the major renovations of the Redden Garden Apartments with a total of 150 units (fifteen units each month) renovated, including new flooring, paint, windows, vinyl siding, exterior doors, plumbing fixtures and kitchens. In addition, North Branch built a new community building and maintenance shed. CWS Architects are the Architects for the $3.9 million renovation.

The project began in September 2000 when North Branch took over the first units to be renovated. This was a tenant occupied project. To accommodate the renovations, approximately 8 months prior to construction, the owner began to keep apartments that had been vacated by former tenants unoccupied. This allowed construction to begin in the vacated apartments first, moving the tenants into the newly renovated units which opened the next set for renovation. This project also involved disturbance of asbestos. Although asbestos is not uncommon in older renovation projects, what made this unique was the asbestos was a component of the joint compound used on existing walls and ceilings that were to remain in place. Our employees and subcontractor employees working on the site were enrolled in an Asbestos Awareness Training Program and were certified to work in the affected areas, keeping the site safe for both the tenants living in the apartments as well as the construction workers. Simultaneously, as the renovations began, construction began on the new community building and maintenance shed and was completed in February 2001, two weeks ahead of schedule. The new community building includes an exercise room, new rental offices, function room with kitchen, and computer stations for use by tenants. The renovations were completed in June six weeks ahead of contract schedule.