Balfour Beatty wins 39-storey Atlanta tower contract
The Related Group has selected Balfour Beatty Construction to build its new luxury, mixed-use residential tower in the heart of Midtown Atlanta. Located at West Peachtree and 14th Street, the 39-story tower will become the tallest residential tower project built in Atlanta since 2009.
Consistently ranked by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as a top 5 commercial contractor in Atlanta based on Georgia contract revenue, Balfour Beatty Construction is well established in the market with deep experience serving the commercial office, K-12, higher-education, hospitality, and multi-family markets.
The Related Group’s Midtown Atlanta project will feature 390 luxury apartments with 6,500 square feet of retail space. The property will feature a pool terrace with clubroom amenities and a fire pit terrace on the 39th floor. Ideally situated in the gateway to Atlanta’s Arts District, Piedmont Park and the Midtown business district, residents will also enjoy convenient access to Whole Foods Market’s planned pub, microbrewery, cooking school, in addition to a variety of neighborhood restaurants.
“The Related Group is well known for its commitment to creating places that inspire and bring meaningful momentum to the neighborhoods where they are located,” said Al Petrangeli, president of Balfour Beatty Construction’s Georgia Division. “Midtown is Atlanta’s most walkable neighborhood and home to an impressive mix of businesses, retail and green space. We’re honored to be the construction partner on this high-profile project that marks The Related Group’s first entry into the Atlanta market.”
To maximize efficiency and manage costs, the Balfour Beatty team is leveraging lean construction methods and the latest technologies to deliver the project. The building’s window wall system will be manufactured off-site, along with various other mechanical systems, to help accelerate the project timeline.
The team is using building information modeling (BIM) technology to maximize efficient coordination with trade partners and to mitigate potential challenges well before installing mechanical systems or the building’s skin. Designed by architecture firm Smallwood, Reynolds, Steward, Stewart, the project is scheduled for final completion in first quarter 2018.