Mc Gowan Builders Inc. has announced the company recently retrofitted a historic building at 851 West 40 St. in Miami Beach to serve as a TD Bank branch. “Mc Gowan Builders successfully modernized the 40-year-old building to LEED-Certified status,” the builder announced in a news release. “Operating at this well-traveled location is part of TD Bank’s plan for a larger presence in Miami Beach.”
Mc Gowan Builders overcame many challenges inherent to working with historic buildings, the news release said. “Without disturbing the building’s outer shell, Mc Gowan Builders successfully installed a new roof, waterproofing, underground utilities and mechanical systems, interior finishes and impact windows. In addition to amending the building to meet strict modern building codes, Mc Gowan’s work was awarded LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Prerequisites that must be satisfied to attain LEED Certification include water efficiency, using eco-friendly materials and resources, and building a green infrastructure.”
Mc Gowan Builders also installed mosaic tile, a canopy and a new stucco façade.
This project is Mc Gowan’s second for TD Bank in the region — earlier this year, the company built the first 2900-sq. ft.TD Bank branch in South Florida, which was also awarded with LEED status.
Mc Gowan Builders says it is a full-service general contracting and construction management firm with clients in the corporate, healthcare, religious, education, retail and hospitality sectors. Most recently, Mc Gowan Builders completed a development project for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Pasadena, PNC Bank’s first-ever branch in Coral Springs and law firm Littler Mendelson P.C.’s newest office in the Wells Fargo Center.