Gilbane Building Company Awarded Grand Avenue Community Center Project

Expansion and renovation of a 1926 Mediterranean Revival architecture building to create a youth and family recreation center

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Orlando, FL Gilbane Building Company has been selected by the City of Orlando to provide design-build services for the expansion and renovation of an existing 1926 Mediterranean Revival architecture building. Designated as an historic landmark in 1995, the building was originally constructed as a school.  The restoration project is being completed by the design-build team of Gilbane Building Company, Borrelli and Partners, and JCB Construction team.

The facility will be repurposed as a youth and family recreation center and house the services provided by the City’s Downtown Recreation Complex. The project includes 30,000 SF of renovations and new construction with an addition of a gymnasium.

“Our team is proud to be part of this historic landmark project,” says Robert Hayes, senior vice president, Gilbane Building Company. “We are excited to be working closely with the City of Orlando on the preservation and restoration of this building and to see it be able to continue to serve the community in such an impactful way.”

The new center, when it opens, will offer the full range of after-school and summer programs including the recreation sports program the After-School All-Stars program, Parramore Kidz Zone and the Orlando Pottery Studio. The design and construction phases are capped at a 900-day schedule for completion.


About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related 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 office locations around the world including seven in Florida.

Gilbane is recognized as a regional and national leader in providing design-build services for public sector clients, and has continuously served the Florida area for more than 45 years. Gilbane’s local Orlando office combines the benefits of full service operations capabilities, including in-house estimating, value engineering, scheduling, procurement, accounting and construction operations

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