HOUSTON, TEXAS (PRWEB) May 19, 2014
Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC announced the selection of Balfour Beatty Construction as the general contractor for 6 Houston Center, a new Class AA office building to be located on the thriving east side of Houston’s central business district. The selection of a general contractor is a milestone toward the groundbreaking of the property which is scheduled for this summer.
The 30-story, 600,000-square foot 6 Houston Center will be a premier office building featuring 10’ to 12’ ceiling heights, a concierge floor, rooftop gardens, fitness and conference center, a 9-level parking garage, and a skybridge connection to 1 Houston Center/LyondellBasell Tower. The building will achieve the prestigious LEED Gold certification.
“Balfour Beatty has an exceptional reputation of delivering projects on schedule and on budget and their experienced project team was an ideal choice for 6 Houston Center,” remarked Joseph F. Pitchford, senior vice president, development, Crescent Real Estate Equities, LLC. Previously, Crescent and Balfour Beatty partnered on several projects in Houston and Dallas. In addition, Balfour Beatty is the general contractor for Energy Center Four, located in Houston’s Energy Corridor and a joint venture partner on the new Convention Center Hotel Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston.
“6 Houston Center will be a state-of-the art office building which, combined with the growing amenities on the east side, will make it one of the most attractive properties in downtown Houston,” said John Waltz, senior vice president of large projects, Houston Division, Balfour Beatty.
Located on Block 95, bounded by Rusk, Caroline, Walker and San Jacinto streets, 6 Houston Center will be ideally situated near the light rail and within walking distance of numerous hotels, restaurants, and retail destinations. 6 Houston Center is being leased by Chrissy Wilson of Jones Lang LaSalle.
About Balfour Beatty Construction
An industry leader for more than 80 years, Balfour Beatty Construction Services US provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for a wide variety of markets, serving clients in both the public and private sector. With more than 3,000 employees across the U.S., the company has been cited as a Top 10 Domestic Building Contractor and Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering News-Record. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global infrastructure services business operating in more than 80 countries, with a worldwide commitment to providing assets that help societies function, develop, and thrive. To learn more about the company, visit http://www.balfourbeattyus.com or look for BalfourBeattyUS on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a fully-integrated real estate company owned by Barclays Capital and Goff Capital. Through its subsidiaries, Crescent manages and develops premier, Class A office buildings. Crescent also holds investments in resort residential developments in locations such as Scottsdale, Vail Valley, and Lake Tahoe; a luxury hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas; and the wellness lifestyle leader, Canyon Ranch®. For more information, visit Crescent's Web site at http://www.crescent.com.
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