You may have recently read about Shannon Waltchack’s redevelopment of the Southern Life & Health building located at 2121 Highland Avenue. This project will produce yet another bank headquarters for the City of Birmingham as First Partners Bank makes this remarkable building its home.
As part of this redevelopment, we plan on restoring and retaining as many historic elements as possible. Original terrazzo, existing historical features such as wood paneling and bathroom partitions; exterior elements and details will be left as well. We are modernizing the building and bringing it up to code as well as supplying new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
The architect for this project is Lathan & Associates and the general contractor is Hallmark Builders. Below are some pictures of when the building was originally built, obtained from the Birmingham Public Library.
Over the next few months as we move forward with this project, we will update progress via our blog and detail some of the issues we have had to overcome.