NPI selects Balfour Beatty for Gables Station mixed-use scheme in US

WCN Editorial Team 20 Jul 2018 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Balfour Beatty has been selected by NP International (NPI) to build the 1.3 million ft², mixed-use Gables Station development in Coral Gables, Florida, US.

The development, comprising three towers, will feature 120,000ft² of retail space, 500 residential units, including 66 furnished extended-stay hotel units and a 1,000-car parking garage.

The project site is located on US Highway 1 and adjacent to the Miami Metrorail, which will provide easy access to the Miami International Airport, Brickell, downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, and Dadeland.

The project will be connected to the Underline Park, a 10-mile, linear park and urban trail designed to transform the land below the Metrorail. The city’s free trolley system will also connect the project to Coral Gables’ downtown.

Balfour Beatty Florida buildings operations president Scott Skidelsky said: “NP International develops meaningful projects in close proximity to public transportation systems in urban locations that maximise value for their communities.

“We’ve had the privilege of being NP International’s construction partner on world-class projects in the past and we’re honoured for the opportunity to once again be their partner in delivering a project as unique as Gables Station.”

Two residential buildings will together offer 450 units. One of the residential buildings will include 19,000ft² of retail facing the Underline Park on the ground level, while the second building will include 18,000ft² of retail space.

Each residential building will include five floors of parking and u-shaped pool decks will overlook US-1 and Coconut Grove’s green canopy of trees.

The third building will offer limited-service, extended-stay lodging with 68,000ft² of retail space for lifestyle and wellness tenants.

The Gables Station scheme, designed to achieve LEED Certified Silver certification, is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The Balfour Beatty team will use latest technologies and lean construction methods to deliver the scheme.

The Gables Station project has been designed by architect Jorge Hernandez in partnership with Gensler.

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Image: NPI Gables Station project. Photo: courtesy of NP International.

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