GSA awards $31 million contract for Alton Lennon Courthouse repairs

April 14, 2021

Funds will repair damages resulting from Hurricane Florence in 2018

 Alton Lennon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Library of Congress photo of the Alton Lennon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, North Carolina

PHILADELPHIA — On March 31, 2021, the U.S. General Services Administration awarded a $31 million contract for repair work for a disaster relief project at the Alton Lennon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, an Alabama-based firm, was awarded the contract following a competitive procurement in December 2020. The award is listed on

"For nearly 100 years before Hurricane Florence, the Alton Lennon Federal Building and Courthouse stood as a symbol of justice for the people of Wilmington, who are eager to see their courthouse repaired," said Kevin Kerns, Acting Regional Administrator for GSA’s Southeast Sunbelt Region. “Repairing such a historic building takes time and finesse, and we’re grateful for the community's support as we move forward on this project."

The Alton Lennon Courthouse was heavily damaged by wind, rain and water intrusion when Hurricane Florence made landfall in September 2018. The tenants have been relocated to temporary leased space and the building has been stabilized to prevent any further damage. Congress provided funding to repair damages caused by the hurricane, including repairs to the building envelope, interior finishes and mechanical and electrical systems, through the Disaster Recovery Act of 2019.

The project is scheduled to reach substantial completion in spring 2024.


About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of more than 370 million rentable square feet and overseeing approximately $68 billion in annual contracts. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition and technology services across government, in support of the Biden-Harris administration’s priorities.

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Last Reviewed: 2021-04-15