BLOC Global Group (BLOC) designs, builds, develops, and invests in complex real estate and building projects. Our mission is to simplify the complexities of the real estate development and construction process for clients; thereby adding value and insuring projects are developed with unparalleled customer satisfaction.
The company provides architectural programming and design, general construction, construction management, program management, real estate development, and real estate investment services.
BLOC planners, architects, contractors, engineers, scientists, consultants, and strategists manage projects that contribute to the construction, preservation, restoration, and sustainability of the built environment.
The company actively participates in the development, construction, and re-positioning of mixed-use, commercial office, multifamily, hospitality, retail, health care, educational, and industrial assets throughout the United States.
BLOC also negotiates and structures successful public-private partnerships as a means to facilitate development of complex capital projects in major metropolitan areas; and advises its clients regarding related financial, economic development, and capital project matters.
BLOC has offices in Birmingham, Alabama, Washington, D.C., and Memphis, Tennessee. From these offices, we provide services throughout the United States.
BLOC - a: a combination of persons, groups, or nations forming a unit with a common interest or purpose (a bloc of voters)
b: a group of nations united by treaty or agreement for mutual support or joint action.
Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport Birmingham, AL
The Terminal Modernization Project is the most significant modernization at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in the history of the Birmingham Airport Authority. It will be state of the art, improving safety and efficiency at the airport and modernizing the appearance and amenities. A chief component of the new terminal design is a new Federal Inspection Station to facilitate direct international air traffic. The terminal design calls for a new concourse that will improve safety and make the traveler experience more efficient and manageable. Plans also call for passenger screening to be centralized and new baggage screening systems to be installed to improve accuracy and efficiency. Role: Construction Manager at Risk in a Joint-Venture with Brasfield & Gorrie Project Value: $150 MM Stage of Development: Pre-Construction Completion: 2014
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) Multi-Purpose Facility
Since September 2009, Formation Methods (Fm), a locally-owned development and construction services company, has served as project liaison/project coordinator during the design and pre-construction phase of the BJCC’s planned multi-purpose facility.
Fm provides support to the BJCC during the 16-month design phase of this project. Herschell Hamilton is principal and managing partner and project liaison. Michael Carpenter, AIA, CMAA, Fm principal and company partner, leads the firm's coordination service for the project. Fm's scope of services includes liaison between the BJCC and local jurisdictions; coordinate procurement and delivery of civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, and other design and investigative services required to support the design team; establish a program delivery schedule and manage activities.
Role: Project Liaison / Design Phase Project Value: $375 MM Stage of Development: Project scheduled Completion: TBA
Capri Condominiums Birmingham, AL
A 48-unit mid-rise luxury condominium complex, located in Birmingham historic Highland Park Neighborhood on the Southside of the city. Role: Project Liaison / Design Phase Project Value: $37.5 MM Stage of Development: Project scheduled
Glenbrook at Oxmoor Valley
Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD), AL
This Hope VI Project, located on a 26-acre greenfield site in Oxmoor Valley, consists of a 300 unit mixed-income apartment community, developed in conjunction with Pennrose Properties and the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District (HABD).
Role: Co-Developer Program Value: $40 MM Stage of Development:
Phase 1 Completed June 2009 / 100 Residences;
Phase 2 Completed 2012 / 100 Residences;
Phase 3 To be Completed 2013 / 100 Residences.
Mixed Income/Multi-Family Residential
The Townes Shopping Center and Condominium Development
English Village / Mountain Brook, AL
The retail component included redevelopment of 14,000 square feet of shops and the addition of 18,000 square feet of new shops and offices. Project located on limited site and required special care to ensure minimal disruptions to existing business operations during construction.
The condominium component included the development of a 30 unit mid-rise condominium in this historic village. Project included a 60-space parking deck below. Due to the historic nature of the neighborhood special care was required to develop the proper architectural solution. Every square inch of the site was used to insure financial performance. Role: Fee Developer (Services provided from feasibility analysis thru occupancy) Project Value: $12.7 MM Stage of Development: Completed 1999