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Grosvenor Americas selects Balfour Beatty Construction to build new mixed-use "Central" development in Downtown Silver Spring
September 22, 2015
SILVER SPRING, Md. – Grosvenor Americas has selected Balfour Beatty Construction to build its new 231,000-square-foot, mixed-use Central development. Located in revitalized downtown Silver Spring, the five-story development will be comprised of 243 residential units above 16,000 square feet of retail space and two levels of underground parking.
Grosvenor’s Central development will serve as a cornerstone in the continued revitalization of downtown Silver Spring that has transformed the surrounding neighborhood into a thriving entertainment, retail and employment district in recent years. The Central project will further enhance the city’s growth, meeting the increased demand for mixed-use developments as the city has emerged as one of the area’s leading places to live and work.
Rendering provided by SPINE “Grosvenor is committed to unlocking the potential of communities through its ‘Living Cities’ philosophy and we are honored to have been selected as their construction partner,” said David Laib, senior vice president, Balfour Beatty Construction. “We share Grosvenor’s passion for constructing inventive and imaginative projects that spark community spirit and energize neighborhoods. The Central project perfectly embodies Grosvenor’s commitment, setting our collective team on the path to deliver a world-class structure that further enhances the allure of downtown Silver Spring.”
The development will also include 31 below market rate units and an amenity package for residents incorporating an outdoor pool, indoor/outdoor party room, fully equipped workout facility, pet wash-facility, bike workshop, and Wi-Fi café/lounge. By designing spacious and innovative building amenities for residents, Central will offer a meeting place for residents to engage and interact. Located just one block away from the Silver Spring Whole Foods, Central is a short walk from the Silver Spring Metro station at Colesville Road and East-West Highway.
During a recent groundbreaking ceremony, community leaders were ecstatic at the prospect of what the Central project will add to the city. Local residents were equally elated, knowing when complete in the third quarter of 2017, Central will further enhance the pride, appeal and excitement the community offers.
Balfour Beatty has enjoyed a long-standing working relationship with Grosvenor in the United Kingdom, including development of significant portions of Grosvenor’s landmark redevelopment, Liverpool One.