The 701

Fort Worth, Texas


  • Commercial


  • mechanical / plumbing engineering
  • electrical engineering


  • Approx. 144,460 SF

BHB provided the core and shell MEP engineering design services for two new buildings on an existing Near Southside site.  Building A is a two-story retail building constructed to the immediate west of an existing retail building.

Building B is a 139,600-square-foot, mixed-use building including an 87,900-square-foot, three-story, 203-space parking garage, a four-story office/retail shell with 14,200 square feet of retail space on the first floor, and 37,500 square feet of office space on the upper three floors. An outdoor pedestrian mall links buildings A and B.

The building site has 12 existing retail tenants in two buildings. The electrical and plumbing design included negotiations with the electric and gas utility service providers to install new services to these existing tenants and to clear the site for the new buildings.

The mechanical design included a 14-ton variable refrigerant flow HVAC system serving the core lobbies and restrooms. The design also included eight ventilation fans for the partially enclosed parking garage. The plumbing design included gang restrooms and roof area drainage to support the new building.

The electrical design included a new 4,000 amp electrical distribution system to support the new equipment, lighting, HVAC, and miscellaneous power needs for the building. Multi-metering centers were provided to serve the tenant lease spaces. The electrical core and shell design also included energy-efficient LED light fixtures and automatic lighting controls, including low-voltage relay panels and occupancy sensors to comply with energy code requirements for power consumption and operability.

Key People

  • Thomas Wilson, PE