Restoring an historic structure with new equipment while retaining its classic style
The Baldwin East Filter Wing Renovation and Exterior Restoration was the first of three City of Cleveland “Plant Enhancement Program” projects. Bowen’s contribution for all three projects entailed architectural design and historic restoration.
The filter building is a three-story central pavilion flanked with two wings, each containing 20 filter tanks. The first phase decommissioned all 40 original filter tanks and, with modern filter enhancement, consolidated the filtration into one wing. Each wing is fitted with a remarkable filter gallery that has been fully restored and modernized.
Additional restoration included full window replacement for the entire building, exterior masonry restoration and full slate roof replacement with original slate shingles.
The modernization of the existing Baldwin sediment basins, along with the addition of an underground flocculation building and rapid mix vault was the third and final phase of the City of Cleveland “Plant Enhancement Program” projects.
Bowen and Malcolm Pirnie International teamed to design and engineer the flocculation buildings to be compatible with the remaining historic stone and brick masonry buildings. Additional improvements included underground sediment basin modernization and full restoration of seven historic masonry gate houses.