The US Consulate in Shenyang, China made a strategic decision to lease a 2500 square meter space in Mao Yee Tower in order to accommodate the growing demands of its Consular Office. The increased workload and public traffic prompted the relocation to a more suitable location. The new space was originally a shell and core structure but underwent a comprehensive interior fit-out to transform it into a fully functional government facility.
The new Consulate Office features all the necessary spaces to serve its visitors and staff, including an entry lobby for visa applicants, a separate entry lobby for staff, waiting areas for NIV and ACS, consular booths, a cashier, open office spaces, private offices, a training room, a conference room, vestibules, kitchenettes, a break room, restrooms, storage rooms, change rooms, work rooms, equipment rooms, an EC room, and guard booths.
The fit-out process involved a range of upgrades and modifications, including the installation of new fire and acoustic-rated partitions, upgrades to the existing hollow masonry wall with fire and acoustic-rated steel, construction of fire-rated wall systems, fire and acoustic-rated doors and windows, extensions and modifications to the MEP and fire systems, and fire-rated interior partitions/shutters. In addition, all fixtures, finishes, and furnishings were included in the renovation project to create a comfortable and functional workspace for the Consulate staff and a welcoming environment for its visitors.
Overall, the relocation and renovation project has enabled the US Consulate in Shenyang to improve its service to the public and provide a better work environment for its staff. The new facility is a reflection of the Consulate's commitment to providing efficient and effective consular services to the people of China.
Client: U.S. DoS Overseas Buildings Operations
Prime Contractor: Gilford Corporation
Turn-key Subcontractor: Epik International Inc.
Contract Type: Design-Bid-Build
Contract Value: $14,400,000
Completion: December 2019