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Newsletter – Issue 33

Newsletter – Issue 33
March 25, 2024 A.J. Brown

A. J. Brown Completes Construction of the world’s largest indoor Padel and Pickleball facility

A. J. Brown has completed construction of Padel + Pickle, the world’s largest indoor Padel and Pickleball facility. Building on athletic facility expertise, our team was tasked with converting a former whiskey distillery and manufacturing facility in Olivette into the specialized 42,116-square-foot, championship-level facility.

Padel + Pickle features six European-style panoramic Padel courts and eight-cushion Master II Pickleball courts, bar with lounge areas and big-screen televisions, locker rooms with shower facilities and a pro shop.

The European game of Padel is a mix between tennis and squash based on strategy rather than strength. Pickleball, a mix between tennis and badminton, is fast-growing as a sport in the United States.

“In our pursuit of creating the world’s largest indoor Padel and Pickleball facility, our vision was twofold: to introduce these thrilling racket sports to our community and to provide a hub for enthusiasts to come together, connect, and elevate their passion for the game,”

The primary project challenge originated from the facility not falling within typical code enforcement groupings. Along with the architect and owner, A. J. Brown worked with the City of Olivette to adopt the team’s “use group” placement for general code compliance as the actual occupancy levels are greatly less than expected for such a large space.

A. J. Brown led all work to renovate the building including new HVAC systems, lighting, fire systems and plumbing challenge originated from for the interior build-out of the new facility. The pro shop was built larger than average given the lack of area retail locations that sell specialty gear including paddles and balls. The elaborate configuration in the bar allows for a large number of people to huddle around.

Television monitors surround the bar for viewing at nearly all angles. Private restrooms are equipped with changing rooms and showers with large format tile and luxury vinyl tile flooring. A locker area features cubbies for members to securely store items.

Working for you

A.J. Brown is committed to clear communication and time-proven management strategies, all designed to deliver a construction project that meets client goals. “We make it our business to understand our clients’ business objectives so we can help them succeed,” says Rendleman. “We’re here to make you look good.”

If you’re looking for the right partner for your next construction project, talk to A.J. Brown. You can reach Doug Rendleman at 636-537-3636.