Cinemark Strongsville at Southpark Mall

Strongsville, Ohio

Client / Owner
Westfield Group
Architect / Engineer
Dorsky Hodgson Parrish Yue
Graycor Construction

Project Scope

Westfield Group, a retail property developer, called upon Graycor Construction Company to give Westfield SouthPark – a super-regional mall located in the Cleveland suburb of Strongsville – a ‘facelift’ by adding 200,000 square feet of retail space on two sides of the mall. Work involved constructing a 150,000-square-foot, two-level addition on the north side of the mall, as well as building a single-story, 50,000-square-foot addition on the south end. Extensive site work, demolition and pad preparation were also performed during the project.

Because the project’s duration spanned two holiday shopping seasons, Graycor phased the work to minimize disruption to shoppers and mall operations.

As part of the project, Graycor also built out interior space on the mall’s second floor to make way for a new 14-screen, state-of-the-art Cinemark movie theatre. The overall expansion also includes a 50,000-square-foot Dick’s Sporting Goods, restaurants and 25 new specialty shops. In addition, the mall’s existing design and layout were enhanced by featuring two drive-through porte cochere entrances and a street-front exterior design with brick paving, landscaping and seating areas for informal gatherings and outdoor dining.

Graycor originally built the enclosed mall in 1996.