Brasfield & Gorrie Breaks Ground on New Student Housing Community at University of Florida’s Innovation Square
October 23, 2014
General contractor begins $15.9 million construction of Infinity Hall
Jacksonville, Fla. (Oct. 23 2014) – Brasfield & Gorrie today broke ground on the new Infinity Hall student housing development at Innovation Square near the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the start of work on the new undergraduate community.
The project consists of a five-story, 92,000 sq ft public/private residence hall. In addition to four floors of student residence suites, the facility will include team meeting rooms, an entertainment room, flexible spaces that will be furnished by the University of Florida to support their entrepreneurship programs and a resident apartment and maintenance shop.
Located at Innovation Square only two blocks from the University of Florida’s main campus and across the street from Innovation Hub, Infinity Hall is being privately developed by Signet Development in partnership with the University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education. The new live/learn community will offer the nation’s first entrepreneurial-based academic residential community.
Serving as construction manager-at-risk, Brasfield & Gorrie is partnering with developer Signet Development and architect Perkins+Will on this $15.9 million construction project, which will be completed in 2015.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Celebrating 50 years in business, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,600 employees, and its 2013 revenues were $2.3 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 22nd among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2014.