The BMO HARRIS Bradley Center was located at 1001 North 4thStreet in downtown Milwaukee, WI. Hunzinger Construction Company was hired as the prime concrete contractor for this premier athletics and concert venue. Hunzinger crews poured 24,000 cubic yards of concrete for The Bradley Center that accommodated 18,600 fans for basketball, 17,800 for hockey, and up to 20,000 for concerts.
The project challenges included working in close proximity to busy city streets and excavating down to the subsurface level on three sides of the complex up to the lot lines of the property. Working within the footprint of the square city block was required because the parking and drive lanes needed to remain open and operational in order to minimize the disruption to municipal utilities necessitating the use of an earth retention system. Once this system was in place, Hunzinger’s team was able to focus their attention on the complex “super flat” ice rink concrete slab and the concrete super-structure.
Throughout the years, Hunzinger completed multiple projects for BMO HARRIS BRADLEY CENTER including PALERMO’S COURTSIDE CLUB & POTOWATOMI CLUB: Hunzinger completed 10,000 SF of improvements, including a brand newPotawatomi Club and a redesigned Palermo’s Courtside Club. The renovations included a floor level entry, full-scale restaurant, two private bars, small retail space and coat check.
Hunzinger also completed BMO HARRIS BRADLEY CENTER SERVICE YARD RENOVATIONS serving as Design/Builder on this precursor work to the construction of the Fiserv Forum involving relocation of several operational infrastructure elements including utility services and reconfiguration of the loading docks. This project included relocation of current broadcasting truck space to the south side of the existing parking structure along with pulling new technology cabling from various locations throughout the Bradley Center Arena to the new broadcasting truck area. An existing storage room was converted to a pedestrian entrance west of the new loading dock. Hunzinger self-performed selective demolition, masonry, concrete and all carpentry work.