CORNING - Ongoing work on a $36 million renovation of the interior of Corning Inc.'s nine-story, 60-year-old C Building, off Pulteney Street, began in March 2018 and is expected to be completed in late 2020.
C Building was originally constructed in 1955 as the headquarters for what was then Corning Glass Works.
“To help facilitate Corning's current and future growth, it is imperative that we maximize facility utilization and employee productivity,” said Colleen Caravati, director of Corning’s Corporate Real Estate. “Therefore, we are taking this opportunity to renovate C Building into an ‘office of the future’ that will offer combinations of collaborative workspaces, individual touchdown spaces and the latest technology,”
Joseph Dunning, a Corning Inc. spokesman, said the interior and exterior design of the renovation is not yet complete, but work inside the building will focus on redesigning the layout and installing new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as ensuring the newly-renovated facility is compliant with current energy, fire and building codes.
Corning City Manager Mark Ryckman called the $36 million renovation of the C Building a significant investment, which will have an impact on the Northside and the city as a whole.
Outside, work will include removing the existing exterior glass façade and installing a new glass curtain wall system, Dunning said.
The interior renovation consists of demolishing walls and ceilings and removing carpet, duct work, electrical and plumbing, Dunning said. Then, work will focus on constructing and installing new walls, carpet, tile, ceilings, furniture, lights, and building services, such as electric, HVAC, plumbing and fire protection.
Work on the exterior of the building is expected to be completed in late 2019, Dunning said. Interior renovation work is expected to be completed later in 2020.
Dunning said though the configuration of the building interior has not yet been finalized it is expected to be a combination of office space, meeting rooms and common space.
“The final interior layout will be determined once the occupancy requirements have been established,” Dunning said. “The interior will utilize current office components configured into an appropriate combination of hard wall offices, cubicles, touchdown stations and team rooms very similar to those currently used in our newer office spaces.”