Restoring and Reinvigorating Downtown Mobile
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors partnered with the City of Mobile, the Downtown Mobile Alliance, and other officials to renovate and restore a blighted building in downtown Mobile. Located on a prominent block near the Bankhead Tunnel on Government Street, the former WALA building sat empty for 15 years. A complete renovation of the building has brought new life to the block, restoring an architectural elegance reminiscent of old Mobile.
A significant component of the restoration was the addition of a balcony facing Government Street that overlooks the Mardi Gras parade route and visually connects to similar structures on adjacent streets. The restored building serves as a state of the art facility for Hargrove Controls + Automation and adds to seven other restorations of repurposed facilities composing Hargrove’s downtown Mobile campus.
“This project will improve the overall aesthetic of Government Street and will breathe new life into the entire corridor,” said Mayor Sandy Stimpson, City of Mobile. “This effort is a crucial catalyst for investment in downtown Mobile that will spur economic activity and improve our quality of life.”
Hargrove is committed to supporting the City’s restorative efforts to make downtown Mobile a hub for innovation and technology jobs. This renovation connects Mobile’s culture with modern business in a unique way, furthering the city’s cultural and economic reach, while remaining sustainable and efficient.