Brasfield & Gorrie Completes Eagle & Phenix Mill No. 1 Renovation

March 24, 2014

Renovation of historic mill completed on schedule

Columbus, Ga. (March 24, 2014) – Brasfield & Gorrie today announced the completed renovation of the Eagle & Phenix Mill No. 1 in Columbus, Ga. The $6.6 million construction project transformed the nineteenth-century cotton mill into an apartment building. Burned by federal forces near the end of the Civil War and rebuilt in 1869, the 43,000 sq ft building now houses 29 units.

“Transforming the Eagle & Phenix Mills and Machine Shop into modern-day living spaces is a unique opportunity to restore part of a historic community in Columbus,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Division Manager Wes Kelley.
In November 2012, Brasfield & Gorrie completed the award-winning renovation of Eagle & Phenix Mill No. 2, a 58,000 sq ft building that includes 44 units.

Serving as general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie’s Columbus office teamed with design partner Barnes, Gibson, Patel Architects and developer WC Bradley Real Estate Development on the renovation of Eagle & Phenix Mill No. 1. The project began in May 2013 and was completed on schedule.

Currently, Brasfield & Gorrie is renovating the Eagle & Phenix Machine Shop, also located on the site, into unique upscale apartments. This 9,400 sq ft, three-unit apartment project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2014.


About Brasfield & Gorrie

Celebrating 50 years in business, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,600 employees, and its 2013 revenues were $2.3 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 31st among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2013.