Balfour Beatty starts work on Atlanta’s Hotel Row project

WCN Editorial Team 15 Jul 2021 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

UK-based construction company Balfour Beatty has commenced construction work on NEWPORT RE’s (NEWPORT) $6.4m Hotel Row project in Downtown Atlanta, the US.

The project involves the rehabilitation and restoration of 19th century brick buildings along Mitchell Street, the Scoville, the Sylvan, and the Gordon Hotel.

These buildings will be converted into 32,200ft2 of restaurant, retail and creative office space.

Balfour Beatty will repair and replace the mass timber framework and restore the building’s exterior brick façade storefronts to preserve the aesthetic of the hotel area.

The company has already commenced demolition activities at the project site to deliver a 370,000gross ft2 of mixed-use space as well as an additional 27,000ft2 rooftop.

The hotel buildings will include rear windows and new roofing while the Sylvan building will include a new modernised elevator.

Construction work on the Hotel Row project is already underway with the rehabilitation and restoration work are scheduled to complete in December this year.

Balfour Beatty plans to use latest technologies and lean construction methods that include Building Information Modeling for construction, design, and coordination.

NEWPORT senior vice president Thomas Bullock said: “It takes the right mindset and extreme patience to work with these old, historic buildings, and we knew from the start that identifying the right construction partner would be a crucial component to this work.

“We are grateful to have Balfour Beatty’s team on the ground with us every day helping bring these buildings back to life.”

Recently, a joint venture (JV) between Balfour Beatty and Fluor broke ground on Oak Hill Parkway Infrastructure Project in Austin, Texas.

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Balfour Beatty will rehabilitate and restore Hotel Row project into 32,200ft2 of restaurant, retail and creative office space. Credit: GregoryButler from Pixabay.

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