J.M Wilkerson Construction Co., Inc. has been selected as the general contractor for the Historic Oakland Cemetery Bell Tower Renovation located in Atlanta, GA.
This exciting project consists of two floors, plus a basement receiving vault and tower belfry, currently totaling approximately 1,400 SF of conditioned area. The Bell Tower was originally constructed in 1899, adding porch structures and windows at a later date. The scope of work includes the renovation and repositioning of the building in order to accommodate new event space(s), increased accessibility as well as upgraded restrooms and building systems. Portions of the building will be restored to previous appearance. The basement vault will be enclosed to be used as an office. Level 1 will be rearranged to include a main event space, bathroom and flex space. Level 2 will be opened up to create a larger space for events and bathroom. The existing porches that are currently conditioned will have new openings and a new roof, and will be used as outdoor space.
Circulation will be improved with a monumental stair connecting the event spaces on Levels 1 & 2. A new elevator will be installed to provide ADA access to Levels 1 & 2.