Balfour Beatty wins $196M mixed-use development contract in Washington, D.C.

WCN Editorial Team 26 Aug 2016 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Balfour Beatty has won a $196M contract from Property Group Partners to build the North Block phase of its Capitol Crossing development in Washington, D.C.

The North Block phase will involve the construction of two 12-storey, mixed-use office buildings to be connected by a glass bridge.

It will include 6,500sq m of retail space in addition to 1,100 parking spaces and 440 bicycle spaces.

Leon Blondin, president of Balfour Beatty’s Mid-Atlantic division, said: “We’re honored to be their construction partner in building this truly historic development in the downtown core that will reconnect long-divided Capitol Hill to the East End.

“Having already managed the preconstruction, utility relocation and platform construction phases, it’s very gratifying to continue our work to take this project vertical and deliver its first two mixed-use buildings.”

Work will first commence on the building located at 200 Massachusetts Avenue, followed by the second building at 250 Massachusetts Avenue. The project will create 350 construction jobs.

The 204,000sq m Capitol Crossing development, expected to become the first Eco-District in the city, will comprise 5 mixed-use buildings sprawling over a seven-acre site.

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