Category: Commercial News

Barnes & Thornburg Earthwork

We’ve got to go down ⬇️ before we can go up! ⬆️

The earthwork has officially started at the Barnes & Thornburg building site in downtown South Bend. The basement level of the building can accommodate 21 cars and even includes a vehicle elevator, a unique feature that helps conserve that precious square footage.

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Project Spotlight: Barnes & Thornburg Building

201 S Main

As the first new Class A office building in over 20 years, the construction of The Barnes & Thornburg Building in downtown South Bend is generating a lot of excitement.  The official groundbreaking for this five-story modern glass and steel structure took place on April 9, with Mayor Pete Buttigieg remarking, “This is exactly what we hoped, what we dared to hope, South Bend’s comeback would look like…”  Lou Hansell, managing partner of Bald Mountain LLC, concurred, “It is gratifying to see Barnes & Thornburg’s long-term dedication to a project that will accelerate South Bend’s position as a professional destination.”

201 S Main 2

Located at the southwest corner of Main Street and Jefferson Boulevard across from the federal courthouse, the 64,000 square foot building is in the heart of downtown South Bend’s business core and within walking distance of Weigand’s offices.  Law firm Barnes & Thornburg will lease floors two, three and four of the building, with River Park Leasing Corp occupying the top floor and plans for a drive-thru coffee retailer and restaurant planned for the street level.  Fourth and fifth floor terraces will provide fresh air, city views, and green space to tenants.  The basement level of the building can accommodate 21 cars and boasts a vehicle elevator, a unique feature that helps conserve precious square footage. This city corner is experiencing a major face lift – there is new life where previously a parking lot quietly occupied the space.  Continued growth in the heart of the city is exciting to see, and Weigand Construction South Bend is thrilled to once again be selected to lead this landmark project, a critical component in the city’s ongoing economic surge.

Sweetwater Expansion Project Award


It’s been a big week for announcements here at Weigand Construction! We’ve already got the ball (drum?) rolling on the latest Sweetwater headquarters expansion. ?

The 350,000sf warehousing/office space along with a 35,000sf conference center will be the perfect addition to their ever growing campus. Onward and upward, Fort Wayne!

#BuildingSuccess #ClientsForLife #CommunityImpact

Skyline Tower Ribbon Cutting

Skyline Tower

Fort Wayne is on the way up! ? We are so excited to be able to celebrate the ribbon cutting and share Skyline Tower with our home city on a gorgeous afternoon.

“As for the City of Fort Wayne and Northeastern Indiana, the best years are yet to come!” – Eric Doden, CEO of Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

#TrustWellBuilt #BuildingSuccess #DTFW #DowntownFortWayne

Detailed Finishing – Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Ruth's Chris

Can we just take a moment to appreciate the amazing work of our tradesmen? ?

The details of Ruth’s Chris Steak House are one of the main reasons why the ambiance is so show-stopping. Did you know that all of those beautiful wood details in the ceiling, shelving, and walls were hand created by our carpenters? I mean, wow!

Purdue University Fort Wayne – Sweetwater Music Center Dedication

Proud to be a part of this new chapter for Purdue University Fort Wayne and Sweetwater as they begin accepting Music Technology and Popular Music students at the Purdue Fort Wayne Sweetwater Music Center. This state of the art 8,000sf facility designed by Russ Berger Design Group is unlike any other! Congratulations! ??

Marshall County Aquatic Center – Groundbreaking

Marshall County Groundbreaking

Flip! ? That! ? Dirt! ?

This morning we had the pleasure of being a part of the groundbreaking ceremony for the 27,000 square foot Dr. Susan Bardwell Aquatics Center in Plymouth, Indiana. This state of the art facility will include 11 competitive swim lanes, 2 diving areas and a 500 seat capacity for spectators as well as locker rooms, meeting rooms, and concessions among other amenities. This project is set to open in the summer of 2019. Congratulations Marshall county!