VA Medical Center (SLVHCS)- Project Legacy


New Orleans, LA


Veterans Administration/Clark-McCarthy Healthcare Partners, JV

approx. contract value


Cycle is proud to have been a part of this historically significant project that transformed this area of New Orleans. The project was one of the single-largest construction projects in the city’s history. This multi-building site covers 29 acres of land in the heart of New Orleans.

scope of work

Cycle was contracted to perform the demolition, site utilities and site development for the 29-acre site. Through the course of the project, Cycle installed and removed a sand surcharge of approximately 350,000 cubic yards, excavated and backfilled over 600 pile caps and concrete foundations, removed 15,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil, installed and maintained a comprehensive stormwater protection program, installed over 8500 linear feet of subsurface utilities, and performed all site restoration.

Additionally, Cycle performed the abatement and demolition of the historic Dixie Brewery. Originally constructed in 1906, the building sat idle for approximately ten years prior to the start of demolition activities. The demolition of the 150,000-square-foot six-story structure included a large-scale and extremely complex abatement package consisting of multiple-layer asbestos and lead contamination.

Portions of the existing façade were saved and restored due to the historic relevance of the building, further complicating demolition activities. As a result of the poor structural condition of the structure that was to remain, demolition activities had to be closely coordinated with steel façade stabilization and masonry stabilization.


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