State Officials Cut Ribbon on First Phase of Carvel State Building Renovations



State dignitaries cut the ribbon on Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the first phase of renovations to the Carvel State Office Building in Wilmington.

The Carvel State Office building serves as the state’s primary administrative operations hub in Wilmington. Over one thousand individuals enter the Carvel State Office building each workday. The completion of this first phase of renovations to this building marks a milestone in the state’s efforts to invest in facilities, address deferred maintenance statewide and improve the environment for employees and building visitors.

The renovations to the Carvel State Office lobby and mezzanine include enhancements to security, improved traffic flow, reconfigured entrances and upgrades to the building HVAC systems. Informal meeting areas for employees and visitors have been added and Delaware scenes from local artists have also been incorporated into the project.

Security upgrades, including a new command center for Capitol Police, will improve safety and security in the building. Brighter and more energy-efficient LED lighting, replacement of building HVAC systems and designing areas for employees and visitors to informally gather will improve the building environment.

Opened in 1977, the Carvel State Office building is comprised of 302,500 square feet over twelve floors. The building houses operations for nineteen agencies, commissions, and other elective offices.

The $4.5 million project was designed by Studio JAED architects and GES Construction, Inc. served as the general contractor.

Source: State of Delaware

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