WINNER: TOP HOSPITALITY/ENTERTAINMENT DEVELOPMENT
Carmel Country Club wrapped up a $21 million refresh, set to redefine the typical country club experience for its members. That 384-acre, full-service club in south Charlotte added 21,000 square feet and renovated an additional 67,000 square feet as part of that project. Those improvements highlight the club’s activity-focused atmosphere, while better meeting member wants and needs.
There’s now a state-of-the-art fitness center, with more room for activities. Men’s and women’s locker rooms are high end. Dining areas were updated with multiple seating options, from the bar area to a family friendly grill room. There’s also fine dining, a fast-casual area with an open-display kitchen and specialty coffee shop.
Upgrades to the grand and junior ballrooms include lavish chandeliers and decorative millwork details — designed with elegance in mind, while providing a modern design aesthetic. In total, finish packages added 240 new pieces of food-service equipment, 21 different types of wall coverings and 51 different varieties of light fixtures.
Within the existing clubhouse, the Boardroom, Presidents Room and Founder’s Room were refreshed to create high-end and functional meeting spaces. New restroom facilities were added, and the existing restrooms were updated to match the modern aesthetic. The main lobby now has muted tones. The space boasts elegant fixtures, floor-to-ceiling windows and a grand staircase.
- Owner/developer: Carmel Country Club
- Architect: LS3P Associates
- Design/build contractor: Barringer Construction
- Financial partner: Truist Financial Corp.
- Engineer: Barrett Woodyard & Associates
- Lawyer: The Knox Firm
BY THE NUMBERS
- $21M project value
- 55 different contractors and vendors worked on project — 99% local to Charlotte
- 21,000 square foot expansion
“Along with the logistical and coordination challenges that accompany a project of this caliber, all construction was completed within an active clubhouse. Extensive planning and safety precautions were taken to ensure the well-being of members, guests and employees — all while minimizing disruption to club activities and without compromising the project schedule. The onset of Covid-19 also added several unforeseen challenges with the procurement of materials, manpower and the ability to safely keep the job site open while preventing any large outbreaks.” — Mike Hauser, Barringer Construction