Columbus Convention Center
Heapy Engineering provided the Mechanical-Electrical design for renovating and redesigning Battelle Grand.
Battelle Grand offers 74,000 SF of premium, flexible space divisible into five configurations, with upscale wall treatments and carpeting, floor-to-ceiling windows and the signature LED lighting fins in the ceiling capable of 65,000 color combinations.
There is 50,000 SF of space on the main floor and an additional 24,000 SF on the mezzanine. Elevators and escalators provide direct access to the mezzanine level. A widened connecting walkway from the north building of the facility creates a grand arrival for guests entering Battelle Grand. Pre-function space allows guests with the opportunity to mingle before entering the ballroom.
The abundant size of Battelle Grand is further enhanced by blackout curtains and sunshades, floor-pocket power and data sources to support trade shows, built-in concession areas and a variety of seating options.
Accompanying Battelle Grand is an additional 10,000 SF of first-floor meeting room space, including the stellar 36 on the Boulevard, a deluxe window-lined room perfect for special receptions. The Center Lounge now offers a spacious public seating area enhanced by flat-screen televisions. There are also new elevators, escalators, carpeting and furnishings throughout the facility.
The project was completed in 2010 with a total project cost of $40,000,000.