HOUSTON (PRWEB) August 09, 2018
Leading global construction firm, Gilbane Building Company has been selected by owners Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge to provide general contractor services for their new office tower project in the 800 block of Texas Avenue in downtown Houston.
The 47-floor tower designed by Pelli Clark Pelli will be an impressive addition to the Houston skyline. The building will total more than 1.2 million square feet and consist of office space, an above and below grade parking structure, tunnel connections, outdoor gardens and terraces on level 12, networking spaces, full service conference facility, fitness center and a dramatic lobby with influence from the hospitality sector, among other amenities. Completion date is set for late 2021.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Hines and impact on the built environment and skyline in Houston. Over the past 10 years Gilbane has built over 10 million square feet office space in Houston and we are excited to work with Hines to deliver the next ‘best in class’ asset,” says Dan Gilbane, Southwest Business Unit Leader.
“This tower promises to be a true ‘next-generation’ office building, drawing from the research and best practices we have learned from our office developments around the world. We are excited to not only be building it, but also to move our headquarters there,” says Jeff Hines, CEO of Hines.
Hines, a real estate investment firm founded in Houston in 1957, will move its own headquarters into the new 47-story building, occupying 155,000 SF in the new building.
The downtown site will be a Construction Career Collaborative (C3) project. Hines is one of ten owners and 223 Accredited GCs and Specialty Contractors who have endorsed C3 as a collaborative business solution to creating a safe, skilled, and sustainable craft workforce for the industry in the Houston region. This is a first for Hines and demonstrates the highest standard of care or the construction workforce that will construct this next generation tower.
About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 47 office locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.gilbaneco.com.