Marion-Square-Hotel

Marion Square Hotel

Sector: Hospitality

Marion-Square-HotelWhen Charleston, South Carolina’s thriving tourist industry sparked demand for luxury lodging, Library Associates, LLC, responded with plans to build a full-service, 185-room luxury hotel at the former Charleston County library site. The eight-story, 105-foot-tall structure will include an underground parking deck with double-stacked vehicles, a ballroom on the first floor, and a pool, bar, and private event space on the rooftop terrace. On the ground level, four retail spaces will face King Street in Charleston’s historic Marion Square.

Lindsay Pope Brayfield Clifford & Associates, Inc. is providing architecture and engineering services for this project and requested Fisher Engineering, Inc. (FEI) to provide performance-based fire protection system design services as part of the design team. FEI’s specific services include fire hydrant flow testing; construction documents development, including specification and performance-based design; building and life safety code review of construction documents; shop submittal review; in-progress installation reviews; functional performance testing of fire pump system; and final site review.

The project broke ground in April 2015 and is expected to be completed in early 2017.

Owner

Library Associates, LLC

Client

Lindsay Pope Brayfield Clifford

Location

Charleston, SC

Services Provided

  • Fire hydrant flow testing
  • Construction documents development, including specification and performance-based design
  • Building and life safety code review of construction documents
  • Shop submittal review
  • In-progress installation reviews
  • Functional performance testing of fire pump system
  • Final site review

Construction Cost

$101 million (est.)

Size

210,000 SF

Completion Date

2017 (est.)