Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Balfour Beatty, the US arm of the UK’s largest construction firm could bag a design to build a contract for an 800-room hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The Broward County Convention Centre will expand as Balfour Beatty will work with Stantec, Nunzio Marc DeSantis Architects and Fentress Architects, will work on behalf of real estate firm Matthews Southwest to expand the Broward County Convention Centre.
There will be 73,000 sq ft of meeting and ballroom space in the 29-storey Omni Hotel. There will be an 11,000 sq ft of fitness center and 30,000 sq ft of pool decks.
The Balfour Beatty team will use the building information modeling to achieve LEED’s gold standard.
By 2023 spring the construction will be completed.Scott Skidelsky, head of Balfour Beatty’s Florida building operations, said that Matthews Southwest is an expert in developing large-scale real estate projects that leave legacies of excellence for their clients and the communities they serve.
They felt privileged to serve as their construction partner on world-class projects in the past, including the Omni convention centre hotel in Dallas and a significant residential high-rise development in Miami.
They felt particularly honoured to once again be their partner in delivering this significant project for Broward County.