The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) broke ground on $860m Phase 2 of the expansion project of Las Vegas Convention Center District (LVCCD) in southern Nevada, US.
Under Phase 2 of the expansion project, 1.4 million ft2 will be added to the current convention centre facility, including 600,000ft2 of new, leasable exhibit space.
The expansion is slated for completion in time for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2021.
The LVCVA’s board had selected tvsdesign / Design Las Vegas to provide design services for the expansion project in December 2017.
Phase 3 will involve renovation of the existing 3.2 million ft2 facility, which is expected to be completed by 2023.
The phased approach will ensure non-disruption of business during the construction and renovation.
LVCVA staff worked with Cordell Corporation principal Terry Miller, the agency’s contracted owner’s representative, on the expansion and renovation project.
The LVCC District Expansion (Phase 2) and Renovation (Phase 3) are expected to support 14,000 construction jobs and 7,800 full-time permanent jobs upon completion.
The project is likely to generate an additional $2.1bn in economic activity during construction and have an annual incremental economic impact of $810m after completion and also attract more than 600,000 additional visitors each year.
LVCVA president and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter said: “This is an incredibly exciting milestone for the entire destination, as this expansion will allow us to not only retain our status as the No.1 convention city, but ensure our economic future by continuing to provide the unparalleled experience our guests and clients have come to expect.
“The LVCCD project is one of the most thoroughly vetted in Nevada history, which is fitting as we prepare to move forward with a world-class expansion to our facility.
LVCVA chairman and Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly said: “Las Vegas is a leading destination for business and leisure visitors because we offer world-class entertainment, attractions and experiences, and with this project, our largest convention centre will remain one of the world’s leading facilities.”