National Cycling Center Off to the Races
May 1, 2016
Demolition has started on the 42,000-square-foot building, located at 505 N. Liberty Street, which will be the home of the National Cycling Center. Most of the interior has been gutted, and asbestos abatement has been completed, providing a clean slate for the new space designed by Lambert Architecture + Interiors. When complete, the 103-year-old building, which previously housed Brown-Rogers-Dixson's retail and hardware business, is expected to bring national attention to the Winston-Salem community.
The first floor will include a cafe, restaurant and/or brewpub tenants. The second floor will be dedicated solely to the cycling center, including 10 two-person dorm rooms, a kitchen and nutrition center, a training center and an office for metabolic testing. The third floor will be converted into four residential apartments and a rooftop deck. The basement will house additional training services provided by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Slated for completion in 2017, the facility could eventually be designated an official U.S. Olympic Committee training site and be adorned with the coveted Olympic rings.