Campbell Spellicy Engineering Named Engineer For New Swamp Restaurant


Campbell Spellicy Engineering, a locally-owned, full-service mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering firm, was recently selected to design the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire systems for The Swamp Restaurant’s brand new location. After closing their doors at their original location in June of 2020, The Swamp Restaurant recently revealed plans to re-create the former building at a new location, in the heart of Gainesville’s Innovation District. 

The new 6,000 square foot building will encompass the original charm and aesthetic of the former property, while offering a more efficient building for a new generation of people to enjoy. Architects for the project, Monarch Design Group, quickly identified Campbell Spellicy Engineering for this job, and were supported by Innovation District stakeholders, Trimark Properties, The Swamp Restaurant Owner Ryan Prodesky, and Construction Partner CHW, in this decision. Leveraging nearly 20 years of successful collaboration between Monarch Design Group and Campbell Spellicy Engineering, this design team will reunite once again to complete yet another successful restaurant, following projects recently completed together, like Swamp Boil, and Top Hog. 

“We’re excited to work together again on another project with Monarch Design Group and CHW” said Kevin Spellicy, President and Mechanical Engineer for Campbell Spellicy Engineering. He added, “We want to focus on keeping the nostalgia and aesthetic of the old property intact, while incorporating new modern efficiency and functions. By doing so, we hope to recreate a Gainesville Icon that can stand the test of time for the entire community to enjoy for decades to come.” 

Campbell Spellicy Engineering has already begun to work on design systems for the project. They hope to introduce new, modern LED lighting, but are focused on selecting pieces that are as close to the original Swamp Restaurant fixtures as possible. The new Restaurant will have all its old charm, like the front yard and white picket fence, but will now have more power and elevated audio & visual systems, offering more flexibility for guests and events, while adding additional versatility and usability for the facility. The new building will be two stories, and will offer live music, events, private event space, and of course, Gator Game Day viewing experiences to remember. 

This new assignment comes on the heels of Campbell Spellicy Engineering’s 20th Anniversary, and the relocation to their new 2,500 square foot office in Markets West. Their new office acts as a working [email protected] Page 2 of 2 showroom to exemplify their capabilities, further elevating the level of service to their clients. Guests are now able to walk through different spaces and see the variety of electrical, lighting, and HVAC options that they can design. Envisioning the future has never been easier, and the firm intends to continue to reimagine the field of engineering. 

Campbell Spellicy Engineering hopes to host a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate their new office, in conjunction with the Greater Gainesville Chamber, in Spring of this year. The new Swamp Restaurant will be located at 1026 SW Second Avenue in Gainesville’s Innovation District, less than 5 minutes from the former building, and just two blocks away from the entrance to the University of Florida on Southwest 13th Street. Gainesville’s Innovation District is nestled between culturally-rich downtown Gainesville, and the University of Florida campus. This vibrant, walkable urban tech and business community will be a fantastic fit for this new location. The new building plans to open their doors in the Fall of 2021.

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