Union Station Restoration and Renovation

Union Station Restoration and Renovation

Union Station is a Local Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1926, when Winston-Salem was the largest city in North Carolina, Union Station was constructed as a train station to serve passengers on the Southern, Norfolk & Western and Winston-Salem Southbound Railways. The train lines formed a joint corporation to construct the station, hence the “union” in Union Station. Passenger service to the station ceased in 1970. The building was sold to a car repair business, and used in this capacity until 2012. With the City of Winston-Salem as its new owner, community leaders' visions of restoring Union Station to its original glory began to be realized. The Walter Robbs team planned and designed a full restoration and renovation of this historically-significant building, including historic site development and integration of new parking, full exterior restoration, full interior restoration of the Main Level, renovation of the Office Level, and a high tech renovation of the Track Level. Now beautifully restored and reinvigorated for modern use, Union Station has become a community focal point as well as an enhanced gateway to the adjacent Winston-Salem State University campus. 

Project Information

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

City of Winston-Salem

33,714 square feet


  • 2019 Best Project - Government/ Public Building category, Engineering News Record (ENR) Southeast
  • 2020 CPN Star Award Project Winner - Projects $10-$25 Million, Construction Professionals Network of North Carolina
  • 2020 Honorable Mention - Building North Carolina Awards, Business North Carolina
  • 2020 Commercial Real Estate Award Winner - Best Renovation, Rehabilitation, or Redevelopment Project, Triad Business Journal 

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