GLR Completes CVS Pharmacy with Unique Challenges and Tight Deadline
This recent CVS Pharmacy construction project located in Nashville, Tennessee received a lot of local attention, not only from neighboring residents and tourists, but also from city officials who have future construction plans for this area of Nashville. The new CVS Pharmacy is located at the intersection of two major roadways offering a great location (a much better location than the existing CVS Pharmacy across the street) but this property also included its own unique set of challenges. We had to be creative in our construction plans, taking into consideration the neighboring properties, subcontractors, city officials, residents and tourists, so we developed a two phase construction schedule.
The first phase of the project prepared much of the groundwork for the property before we could begin with any construction. We first had to demolish the existing alley way, an existing fast-food restaurant building on the property, and prepare the site for construction. Once the existing alley way was removed we created a new alley way and driveway for the neighboring properties. A portion of the alley way construction included massive retaining walls that span approximately 1,000 feet with some areas nearly 20 feet high. As we prepared the ground for construction we ran into a lot of rock. We had to saw, blast, and hammer through tons of rock in order to prepare the ground before we could begin the new CVS Pharmacy build.
With the second phase of the project we began the actual construction of the new CVS Pharmacy building. The building itself is constructed of concrete masonry units with a higher-end finish such as Nichiha panels. This was a complete build through national account vendors, including owner supplied speciality items, and accommodates all ADA guidelines and all local guidelines and codes. The building itself features retail shopping, Minute Clinic, pharmacy, and drive-thru services.
Our team was creative in working around several unique challenges on this project including the corner location and rocky ground mentioned above. Even with a tight turnaround on this project due to client requirements and local municipality needs, our teams found ways to stay on schedule by working outside typical operating hours to avoid inclement weather and found alternate solutions to material delays and supply issues.
Once both phases of this project were completed, it was a rewarding sense of accomplishment for all those involved in the project.