Thomas is excited to be awarded the Columbus County Courthouse renovations located in Whiteville, North Carolina.
The Classical Revival-inspired courthouse is a two-story building, boasting red brick with concrete detail and a pedimented, column-lined portico. It is the archetypical early 20th century, southern building and yet, it has been sitting vacant and underutilized for a number of years. In 2015, Columbus County built a new municipal complex to meet the needs of the growing county and interior demolition on the existing courthouse began, but no further work has been done since and the building has been vacant. Until now.
The approx. 21,000 square-foot building, originally erected in 1915, is getting a significant facelift with renovations including, but not limited to, moving the Clerk of Court’s office into the historic building, and converting the upstairs floor into a large courtroom. Additionally, there is extensive interior work planned to include selective demolition, concrete, masonry, architectural woodwork, interior finishes, MEP (mechanical, electrical & plumbing) systems, and replacing many of the floors.