Gilbane Building Company Kicks Off Construction of the Lyric Centre Parking Garage

The garage will also connect the Lyric Centre to the Alley Theatre Center

Houston, Texas – November 22, 2016 – Construction is officially underway at the new Lyric Center Parking Garage in downtown Houston. The ceremonial groundbreaking was held at the site and was attended by representatives of the client, property developer, construction team and subcontractors.

The 8-story, 327,315 SF Lyric Centre Parking Garage will feature eight levels above grade and two levels below grade and house approximately 810 automobiles. The ground floor level has plans for future restaurants and a foodservice marketplace. The public plaza and sidewalks adjoining the garage will be renovated to provide pedestrian access and outdoor seating. A tunnel is planned under Prairie Street connecting the Lyric Centre to the Alley Theatre Center at the first basement level.
“Gilbane is proud to be a part of this important project that will help to transform the downtown Houston area”, said Shawn Hooker, Senior Project Executive for Gilbane Building Company, “we are pleased to be working for Hines on this effort and strengthening our long-standing relationship with this important client.”
Gilbane Building Company, a leader in construction services in the Houston area for more than 35 years, is serving as the general contractor on this project.

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, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit