Carolina Theater Addition & Renovation / Charlotte, NC

Carolina Theatre at Belk Place

The Details

Stewart is currently performing construction materials testing and special inspection services on this project and provided civil engineering design services for sitework associated with the renovation of the Carolina Theatre and Hotel renovation and addition. The project includes the renovation of the original theater, the addition of a lobby, and an approximately 250-room hotel atop the theater’s lobby. The project is being supported on deep foundations (macropiles) with concrete slab-on-grade. The structural system will be structural steel framing with elevation composite slabs-on-metal deck up to the 6th level where a podium slab will be constructed. Stewart’s construction materials testing and special inspection scope includes deep foundation observations, shoring/earth retention, soils, reinforced concrete, structural masonry, structural steel, and spray applied fire-resistant materials (SFRM).

Design services included due diligence and research; site design services and permitting (schematic design, design development, construction documents, bid phase services, and close out documents); additional services such as rezoning; design modifications to the roadway cross section of East 6th Street in Uptown Charlotte and streetscape along both East 6th Street and North Tryon Street. Additionally, Stewart is coordinating with Duke Energy for the relocation of existing transformers and electrical switchgear from a room inside the building to a new location outside on East 6th Street.

Photography credit: Westlake Reed Leskosky


The Foundation for the Carolinas

Start Date


Completion Date

Estimated 2022

Project Size

6,700 SF addition; 36,000 SP existing construction

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