Located in West Midtown Atlanta, the Osprey is a 325,000-square-foot, mixed-use, Class A multifamily development. The Osprey was not only the first project to leverage Prescient’s modular construction technology and off-site manufacturing platform across Balfour Beatty’s US operations, it was also the first project to go vertical with the Prescient system in Atlanta.
The development will feature a 13-story Prescient tower, two five-story wood frame buildings and a seven-story, 540-car parking garage. With a total of 319 residential units, the top two floors will feature luxury penthouse units with private outdoor living areas. The Osprey will include 30,000 square feet of interior service and retail space, in addition to amenities including an exterior pool, fitness-on-demand studio, a sky lounge with a community bar, co-working space and a dog park.
Balfour Beatty evaluated multiple options to help project owner, Toll Brothers Apartment Living, meet project pro forma objectives. Ultimately, the team chose Prescient as the best structural solution to achieve its goals versus a typical post-tensioned concrete frame or other load-bearing structural frame options. In addition to the project’s wall panels with structural columns, Prescient will also install precast balconies, stairs and infill-framing.
“We’re honored for the opportunity to be Toll Brothers Apartment Livings’ construction partner in delivering this innovative project leveraging Prescient technology and lean construction techniques to meet their project density and scheduling goals,” said Patrick Fleming, senior project manager, Balfour Beatty. “Prefabricating the tower structure off-site for this project optimizes the front-end design and preconstruction phases, which in turn increases the speed of construction. Like Toll Brothers, we’re always seeking more innovative ways to deliver projects, which makes our work together on this project a great fit.”
In addition to Prescient, Balfour Beatty’s design partners on the Osprey also include Brock Hudgins Architects, S.A. Miro, M2 Structural, and Proficient Engineering.
With construction underway, the project team began installing the prefabricated tower structure in the first quarter 2019 with overall project completion scheduled for first quarter 2020.