New Mixed-Use Development
IMEG provided engineering design services for The Hoxton, a new, 130,000-sf mixed-use building in Chicago’s Fulton Market District.
The 182-room, 11-story building is the first in the U.S. for the London-based hotel chain currently planning several expansion projects outside of Europe. The Hoxton also responds to commercial developers’ goal of creating “play and stay” opportunities in the Fulton Market area, which they envision someday having more than 600 hotel rooms.
The $43-million building includes a seven-floor hotel built on top of first-floor retail space, second-level internal parking, and two stories of office space. The building also features mezzanine-level meeting and conference space, a penthouse, and a rooftop deck with a pool, bar, and restaurant.
IMEG provided MEP and fire protection services for the building, which will include an energy- and cost-efficient 275-ton water source heat pump system with boiler heat injection to serve guest rooms and common areas. Other infrastructure includes new 208V electrical services (one for the hotel and the other for common/amenity areas), a 350 kW emergency generator, and a domestic hot water plant with 2,000 gallons of storage.
Engineers utilized building information modeling and worked closely with the architect to resolve system placement and routing issues presented by the complexity of the mixed-use project. In addition, the building’s tight, urban location required the careful selection of equipment to minimize
the impact on program space and prevent noise issues for neighbors.