Sitting on the corner of Fifth + Broadway – two of Nashville’s most-visited streets – Assembly Food Hall is like a zesty, modern buffet that features the city’s hottest flavors. The three-story, two-building food hall connected by a sky bridge totals 101,510 square feet and houses more than 30 different restaurants and bars. A few dozen steps from the famous Ryman Auditorium, Assembly Food Hall attracts tourists and locals alike as they come and go from Broadway’s bar scene, various sporting events and concerts at Bridgestone Arena, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and more.

Lee Company was tasked with the mechanical and plumbing, specifically for domestic water, beverage conduit, and grease waste for the more than 30 kitchens; installing hundreds of feet of exhaust duct and prefabricated grease duct; radiant heat for outdoor comfort; and connecting the chilled water systems to the Department of Energy.

Square Footage:

101,510 square feet

Duration: 16 months (December 2019 – April 2021)

Scope of Work:

  • Installed hundreds of feet of prefabricated grease duct and exhaust duct for the more than 30 different restaurants and bars, to include 9 pollution control units to reduce the odors generated from all the kitchens.
  • Installed the chilled water mechanical systems and connected them to the Nashville Department of Energy, which is fed from beneath Broadway. These systems include 3 large central chilled water air handlers, and a few dozen fan coil units.
  • Additional Mechanical systems include a Variable Refrigerant Flow system serving the greenhouse, air curtains that keep insects out when the large bay doors are open, radiant gas heaters to keep patrons warm on the patios, and destratification fans to keep the air mixed in the large Sixty Vines dining area.
  • Installed and connected the plumbing systems, including the domestic water, sanitary waste, and grease waste required for the space.
  • Plumbing also involved beverage conduit to supply the many drink stations and bars.
  • Additional scope included sixteen tankless gas water heaters, and two water softening systems.