Brasfield & Gorrie Tops Out Phase III of RiverPlace
August 26, 2015
Embassy Suites Greenville Downtown and Parking Deck Reach Highest Point
GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 25, 2015) – Today, Brasfield & Gorrie topped out Phase III of the RiverPlace development, which includes the new Embassy Suites Greenville Downtown, parking deck and associated retail space. The 156-key hotel, the centerpiece of this latest phase of construction, has reached its pinnacle with the placement of the uppermost concrete slab.
“Reaching the top of the structure is a critical milestone for the construction team,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Senior Project Manager Steven Barber. “The men and women on our team have worked hard to create the building’s strong bones, and now we shift our focus to the intricate details that will make this hotel special for visitors and locals alike.”
Brasfield & Gorrie’s construction team, including 150 field workers, held a site-wide topping out celebration to commemorate this accomplishment.
RiverPlace Phase III includes the eight-story, 150,000 sq ft, full-service Embassy Suites hotel with an enclosed pool, amenity level with meeting space, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and rooftop restaurant and bar; a two-story, 150,000 sq ft parking deck; and 10,000 sq ft of retail space. Designed by Bounds & Gillespie Architects, the hotel is being developed by Windsor Aughtry Company. The parking deck is being developed by Hughes Development Corporation and designed by Cooper Carry. Construction of RiverPlace Phase III is expected to be complete in early summer 2016.
About Brasfield & Gorrie
Founded in 1964, 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. We are skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has 11 offices and approximately 2,600 employees. Our 2014 revenues were $2.2 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 27th among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2015.