PROJECT INFORMATION This exciting project incorporates a multitude of Heartland’s skills and project deliverables by combining pre-construction services, design/build, and the use of a VP Building. Completed in June of 2018, this new building will provide Chesapeake’s first brewery, Big Ugly Brewery, with a larger and more modern space to accommodate both brewery operations and […]
One of Heartlands’s most impressive projects, the new Kempsville Recreation Center in Virginia Beach was completed..
Building 3 had been experiencing substantial leak and moisture infiltration problems for many years. The building, constructed in 1958, featured a Flemish header bond that differs greatly from the methods used in today’s masonry practices. Heartland recieved the award for the project in 2010. Shortly after award, exploratory demolition began and revealed a myriad of problems with the existing CMU backup wall. As a result, the project required significant redesign in order to facilitate the facade replacement. HCI teamed with a local engineering firm to design a retrofit relief angle system that could attach to the existing steel frame while not compromising the 50-year-old structure. In addition to the complex relief angle design, HCI also had to develop a wind-bracing system that would protect both the new masonry and exposed backup wall conditions from wind exposure. Without this system, the existing backup walls would be susceptible to structural failures and collapses. This $49 million project was completed in August of 2015.
Located in Virginia Beach, this $36 million project included the construction of a 220,000 square foot, LEED Gold building. The project also included demolition of a 1950’s era concrete stadium and the 80,000 square foot former school building, as well as complete site development. Great Neck Middle School was the first LEED Gold building for Virginia Beach City Public Schools and is one of 16 major educational facilities constructed by Blueridge for Virginia Beach.
Completed in 2014, Pioneer is Heartland’s 5th school project for Suffolk Public Schools. Other schools include Kings Fork Middle School, Creekside Elementary School, Hillpoint Elementary School, and Mack Benn Elementary School. Pioneer Elementary is a 90,000 square foot, 2-story building situated on a 40+ acre site along Route 58. Designed by RRMM Architects, along with Lynch Mykins, Thompson Consulting Engineers, Kimley Horn, and GET Solutions, Pioneer Elementary is highly similar to Hillpoint Elementary in Suffolk’s northern end.
The Indian River High School project included three separate additions totaling more than 50,000 square feet of new academic and laboratory spaces. The project also included the complete renovation of over 250,000 square feet of existing building spaces. These renovations included the auditorium, classrooms, laboratories, the cafeteria and kitchen, locker rooms, field houses, and the gymnasium. All work on the project had to be phased around the existing school’s operations and student population. The total project value was $29 million. Indian River High represents Heartland’s 6th major school project for Chesapeake Public Schools. Previous projects include Additions and Renovations to Oscar Smith, Deep Creek, Great Bridge, and Western Branch high schools. Heartland also constructed Greenbrier Middle School in 1999 and major facade upgrades to Deep Creek Elementary School in 2016.