UAB’s Gorrie Hall + more new high-dollar building projects in Alabama

Frances And Miller Gorrie Hall
Frances & Miller Gorrie Hall is one of the new building projects issued a permit this past week. (Adam Pope/UAB)

This past week saw 18 new high-dollar (exceeding $1 million) building projects approved statewide. Of those new building permits issued, half are for projects in North Alabama, while the remaining nine permits are for projects in the Birmingham area — including the $61 million addition to UAB’s School of Engineering, Frances & Miller Gorrie Hall.

Here’s what we know about these new building projects in Alabama:

Frances + Miller Gorrie Hall at UAB

Gorrie Hall
Gorrie Hall is the latest addition on UAB’s campus for the School of Engineering. (UAB)

After years of being housed in multiple locations, the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Engineering will relocate to the new Frances and Miller Gorrie Hall, part of the Science and Engineering Complex.

This $61 million project broke ground about a month ago, but was issued its permit this past week. Brasfield & Gorrie is the lead contractor on this project.

Here are some tidbits about this project:

  • Gorrie Hall will be a 116,000-square-foot facility.
  • Construction on Gorrie Hall is expected to be complete in summer 2025.
  • The 2,000-square-foot materials testing lab will house the equipment needed to conduct compression, bending, tensile and impact testing on materials ranging from concrete and steel to gels and foams.
  • Additional features of the building will include research and teaching labs, a design and rapid prototyping lab, transportation and smart cities research suite, student study commons and outdoor patio.

More on these new permits

Thanks to our friends at Southern Exposure Information, we have the list of all new million-dollar-plus construction projects approved in Alabama last week. Each week, they pull together information from building permits issued to get all the details on these projects. You can get access to all of their construction permits right here.

Here are the new building permits approved for million-dollar-plus projects this week in Alabama:

DateCityBuilderOwnerof ProjectProjectAddressProjectSubdivisionProjectStateProjectZip CodeSubtype of ProjectSquare FootageAmount
08/29/2023AthensThe Stewart Perry Co. INC.The Stewart Perry Co. INC.1061 Kelli Dr AAL$2,268,000
08/29/2023AthensThe Stewart Perry Co. INC.The Stewart Perry Co. INC.1061 Kelli Dr BAL$1,944,000
08/29/2023AthensFite ConstructionFite Construction1612 Lindsay Lane SAL$2,754,965
08/30/2023BirminghamJohnson kreis Construction Co IncNew Hope Baptist Church4018 4th Avenue SouthAL35222$1,080,000
08/30/2023BirminghamBrasfield & Gorrie LLCState of Alabama902 14th Street SouthAL35205$61,040,000
08/30/2023BirminghamKyser ConstructionOwner Not Listed517 Huffman RoadAL35235$3,500,000
08/30/2023BirminghamDoster Construction CompanyChildrens Hospital of AL1000 7th Avenue SouthAL35233$2,076,004
08/30/2023BirminghamBrasfield & Gorrie LLCSouthern Research Institute2000 9th Avenue SouthAL35205$3,300,000
08/30/2023BirminghamArbor Environmental Services IncBarber George Jr7724 Crestwood BlvdAL35210$2,800,000
08/29/2023CullmanJim Cooper ConstructionCity of Cullman/Woody Jacobs1634 Field of Miracles Drive SWAL35056$19,583,687
08/29/2023CullmanCBI General ContractorsMichael LeBreton409 2nd Avenue NWAL35056$2,261,938
08/30/2023GardendaleWhite Spunner ConstructionWal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust890 Odum RoadAL35071$2,591,852
08/29/2023HuntsvilleThomas Constructors LLCBlue Oak BBQ1000 Mid City Dr NW unit 100AL$2,402,919
08/29/2023HuntsvilleEdward Rose AssociatesMillennial Development LLC412 Meadow Ridge View NEAL$2,471,667
08/29/2023HuntsvilleEdward Rose AssociatesEdward Rose Associates432 Meadow Ridge Vw NEAL0$2,471,667
08/29/2023HuntsvilleJohnson kreis Construction Co IncJerry Reeder7290 Whitesburg Dr SW unit DAL$14,504,655
08/28/2023Jefferson CountyJohn MarcumDouglas Farms LLC3340 Old Columbiana RoadAL35226$6,455,000
08/30/2023Shelby CountyTaylor Custom Homes & Renovations LLCRoman Anthony Michael & Nancy2525 Saddle Creek TrailAL352425,000$1,080,000

Get caught up on past permits

Southwire Expansion
The Southwire campus expansion is one of the new building permits issued last week. (Southwire)

In case you might have missed any of the previous lists of new million-dollar-plus building permits issued in Alabama, here are the permits from the last several weeks:

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Michael Seale
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