Revolution Mill

Revolution Mill is a historic cotton mill located in Greensboro, North Carolina, comprising roughly 700,000 sq. ft. In 2013, CT Wilson Construction Company joint-ventured with Weaver Cooke to bring the mill back to its original, exterior shell condition. The scope of work involved heavy structural demolition, partial roof replacement, 280+ new arched windows, brick masonry refurbishing, additional clearstory windows, and the re‐glazing of the existing historic steel windows. It also included the replacement of heavy wood timbers throughout, including beams, floor decking, and roof decking.

In 2015, CT Wilson Construction single‐handedly continued renovations, starting with interior shell work on the 120,000 SF 1250 building. Simultaneously, the 850 building was up‐fitted with 142 one‐, two‐, and three‐bedroom apartments, Color Works Event Center, a new shared Fitness Center, two interior elevators, one exterior glass modular elevator, and other amenities.

The interior courtyard was refurbished with an outdoor stage, projection screen, theater seating, and additional landscaping. New parking was added, and existing lots were resurfaced. A new 240’ arched connector bridge across Buffalo Creek was installed along with the restoration of two existing bridge structures. All of the buildings were re-roofed.

In 2018, CT Wilson turned the old carpenter’s shop into what is now Kau Restaurant (formerly Natty Greene’s Kitchen + Market.) This work consisted of a new interior mezzanine and outdoor deck with a serving bar over the present stormwater detention pond. Over 50 other individualized tenant buildouts ranging from 200 sq. ft. to 11,000 sq. ft. were completed through 2020.

CT Wilson is now working on the final building of the site – the Mill House building – a 134,000 sq. ft., five-story building that will be converted into mixed-use space for additional living units above commercial tenant space. This final phase of the beautiful, historic mill is expected to cost over $20 million.

  • Location: Greensboro, NC
  • Cost: $100,000,000+
  • Size: 750,000 sq. ft.
  • Year: 2013-Present
  • Duration: 2013-Present
  • Owner: Self Help
  • Architect/Engineer: G Edwin Belk Architects
  • Categories: Historic, Mixed-Use