Tutor Perini selected as Preferred Proponent for £213m courthouse in Miami, Florida

WCN Editorial Team 4 Sep 2019 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

US-based construction firm Tutor Perini has been selected as the Preferred Proponent for the $260m (£213m) Miami-Dade County New Civil and Probate Courthouse in Miami, Florida.

To be executed under a public-private partnership (P3) model, the project will be designed, constructed, financed under a single contractual agreement.

The new courthouse facility will include more than 600,000ft² of space, which will be used by the Civil and Probate Divisions of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, the Clerk of Courts and other related court partners and agencies.

The construction will include 46 jury courtrooms and shell space for additional four jury courtrooms and a parking area with secure parking for 59 vehicles. Development at the site will include necessary utility improvements to support the facility, hardscape/landscape and road and traffic control improvements.

Tutor Perini will design and build the project and has partnered with Plenary Group, the developer and financial sponsor, HOK, the architect/designer and Johnson Controls, the operations and maintenance partner.

Work at the site could likely begin next January, with substantial completed to take place by early 2024.

Tutor Perini chairman and CEO Ronald Tutor said: “Tutor Perini’s business development strategy includes targeting certain P3 project opportunities, as the P3 market in the U.S. has been steadily growing and we are particularly well-positioned to compete for and successfully execute such projects.

“The New Miami Courthouse project represents Tutor Perini’s initial successful venture into P3 projects, and we look forward to continued awards and growth in this market.”

This June, Tutor Perini announced that its subsidiary Black Construction (BCC) was awarded a contract with a value of $122m (£100m) by the Guam Waterworks Authority for the Upgrade of the Northern Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Village of Dededo, Guam.

The scope of BCC’s work includes completing the construction of a new secondary wastewater treatment facilities at the Northern District Wastewater Treatment Plant along with upgrading and repurposing certain existing infrastructure and facilities at the plant.

The work is expected to begin in the third quarter of this year and substantial completed could take place in 2021.

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Image: Tutor Perini selected to build courthouse in Miami. Photo: Courtesy of succo/Pixabay.

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