Hub at Columbia
- Location: Columbia, SC
- Completion Date: 2014
- Total Construction Cost: $40,000,000
- Electrical Construction Cost: $5,700,000
Project Description: Conversion of a 21-story, 456,000 square foot office building (Palmetto Center) on Main Street in Columbia, SC into 260 luxury suites ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms. The project, targeted as a student housing facility, includes 848 beds, a 24/7 modern fitness center, yoga center, gaming area, golf simulator, spa, sauna, tanning salon, bicycle storage, club room, conference rooms, study lounges and a business center.
The power distribution system for the individual suites was designed to take advantage of the existing high and low-rise busducts in place from the former occupancy of the building. Conversion from 480 volt to 120/208 volts allowed use of standard residential appliances and equipment. Existing SCANA communications equipment located in the penthouse as well as an adjacent Marriott Hotel remained in operation during construction.