Last week Superintendent Tom Farrell and Project Manager Matt Tedesco accepted a 2021 Excellence Award from the Delaware Contractor’s Association (DCA) for the immaculate 7th Floor Fit-Out of the Williams Justice Center (WJC) in Wilmington, DE. The $7,400,000 project included the existing 7th-floor shell space, removing the existing storage partitions and fence, and dividing the shell space’s port portions, totaling 30,790 square feet.
The design team for the project was led by Tevebaugh Architecture and was supported by DEDC Engineering, MacIntosh Engineering, and Ricci Green Associates. Throughout this project, Bancroft had to overcome several logistical challenges, including scheduling, security concerns, challenging weather conditions, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID 19 stay-at-home orders went into place in early 2020, construction activities were deemed essential in Delaware. Even though mandates by Governor Carney allowed construction to continue, the Courts and their associated agencies shut down. Prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the regular capacity and occupancy limits of the courtrooms during the day required most of our team’s work to be completed overnight. The work progressed within the established schedule thanks to the flexibility of the courts, trade partners, facilities, and the entire design team.
Constructed in 1999, the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center sits on a 5.3-acre site in downtown Wilmington, DE. Opened in 2002, the court assists the judicial branch and other branches in delivering the highest quality of justice by providing efficient administrative, support, and information services.
Thank you to the Bancroft Project Team of Matt Tedesco, Bobby Weller, Tom Farrell, Gary Hemrick, Mickey Czarnecki, James Muscarella, Alice Lessig, Kelli Racca, and Dave Johnson.