Bowers Fibers

Transforming an old mill for new use

Client: Whitepoint Partners
Location: 4001 Yancey Road, Charlotte, NC
Superintendent: Scott Craven
Architect: Cline Design
Duration: 10 months
Date Completed: March 2018


Located at 4001 Yancey Road, Bowers is a 73,560-square-foot office and retail property consisting of three 1940s and 1950s buildings. It was the former site of Bowers Fibers, a fiber by-product manufacturer. The development houses a collection of restaurants and office space and is located near Interstate 77. These facilities took on a complete overhaul from site development, structural integrity modifications and new infrastructural utility systems.

This was our first major project for Whitepoint Partners. Since then, Liles has completed ALL of their adaptive reuse projects in Charlotte. For the Bowers Fibers project, we took an old cotton fiber plant and created a creative new family of food and beverage, service, retail and offices. Liles and Whitepoint were able to pay homage to the textile heritage of the campus while adapting the use for the new occupants.

As with most old mill buildings, the existing structure changed dramatically from the structural engineer’s plan. The team ran into existing foundations as deep as 7’ in the ground. Additionally, we dealt with tenants signing onto the building halfway through construction and making major changes to the design.


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