Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis – 6th Floor Renovation
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis – 6th Floor Renovation

St. Louis, MO

The Bank undertook a complete gut and renovation of the 6th floor of their North and South Buildings, as well as fit out of a newly constructed 6-story expansion of the North Tower. Using sophisticated upscale finishes, the Bank renovated its kitchen, dining areas, auditorium, conference rooms, meeting spaces, support facilities and winter garden for its 1,000 employees. This project is significant because it was the first fit-out of a new building, built by another general contractor who was working on the project while we were building out the floor. This was not only an extremely cooperative effort, but great communication and coordination between the parties needed to occur to effectively work well together. Volk Construction brings forth the culture in their people necessary for such a collaboration to take place.

The project was broken into multiple phases to allow for staff movement, minimization of food service interruption and completion of tower construction.

  • Constructed 15,000 sq. ft. industrial kitchen and servery space for FRB’s 1000 employees. Walk in coolers, freezers, dry storage, industrial kitchen equipment, dish area and multiple fume hoods with independent fire suppression systems were included.
  • Constructed 2 remote kitchens / pantries to serve private dining and conference center
  • Constructed 5000sf dining facility / entertainment space / art display gallery
  • Constructed 2 story 5000 sq. ft. steel, structural stud and EIFS mechanical penthouse on roof directly over the main computer bank for the Federal Reserve. No vibration, noise, or environmental penetrations were allowed during construction. Penthouse contained (3) 18,000cfm AHUs to feed the industrial kitchen and dining facilities.