Halfacre Construction Company recently began a 12,000-square-foot revamp for First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton, which boasts a more than 125-year history.

The work on the Spanish Mission-style building includes an interior and exterior remodel, a new roof, electrical updates and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) chiller replacements. The chillers, located in two high bell towers, will be removed and relocated to the roof.

The existing 36,000-square-foot two-story church currently contains a church sanctuary, classrooms and offices and accommodates a congregation of about 250. The architect on the project is Zoller Autrey Architects.

“We are excited and grateful the renovation project is underway,” said Wayne Scroggins, chairman of the church’s building committee. “Our congregation has been supportive and generous in making this dream come true. We are thankful for the relationship with Halfacre Construction Company and appreciate their input and guidance during this project. This is a major step in the life of First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton and will have an impact for many years to come.”

Situated on approximately one acre, the church is located at 1402 Manatee Ave. W. in downtown Bradenton on the corner of Manatee Avenue and 15th Street. The approximately $2.4 million project is slated for completion in summer 2020.