Tag: Commercial Construction

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

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!

Weigand Construction + Fort Wayne Tincaps


It’s finally baseball season! Maybe this weekend we can actually get some spring weather to enjoy one of our favorite downtown Fort Wayne past projects, Parkview Field

Habitat for Humanity Restore – Grand Opening Ceremony

Habitat for Humanity - Grand Opening

The Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity ReStore has officially opened its doors! This morning we had the pleasure of participating in the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for their new location on Lima Road. The new 26,000 square foot facility is twice the size of their previous location on Wells Street. We are so proud to be part of this project to not only serve the community itself, but also the families in need of affordable housing.

Ruth’s Chris at Skyline Tower – Sneak Peek

Ruth’s Chris at Skyline Tower is well underway! How about that progress?