Gilbane Building Company makes significant progress on signature Icon project in Buckhead
Construction of the 35-story residential tower is underway, featuring 365 units as well as retail and restaurant space
Atlanta, Georgia – December 2017 – Gilbane Building Company, recognized as an industry leader that delivers innovative building solutions – from state-of-the-art sustainable buildings to the latest applications in construction methods and technology is serving as construction manager for Related Group’s signature Icon residential tower project.
Located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, the 750,000-square-foot residential tower will offer 365 units ranging from studios to three bedrooms, 30,000 square feet of retail/restaurant space, a pool on the eighth floor, indoor and outdoor rooftop amenity spaces, and an 11-level parking garage. Standing 35 stories high it will be the tallest residential building in the neighborhood with direct access to MARTA and just blocks from two of the city’s premier shopping malls.
“Icon’s location is one of the project’s biggest challenges – it’s located on Peachtree Road and surrounded on all sides. So the focus early on was to coordinate with our neighbors, the Mandarin Oriental hotel, Maggiano’s restaurant, and Skyhouse apartments, to make sure we considered noise levels and traffic for their residents and customers,” said Mark LeBlanc, Senior Project Executive for Gilbane Building Company, “Building on any site is always about being a good neighbor.”
The project is being designed by Smallwood Reynolds Stewart Stewart and is targeting completion in June 2019. Gilbane’s team has executed a multitude of developer driven commercial, residential and mixed-use high-rise projects and currently has two other key residential projects in the area: 1000 Park Avenue, located adjacent to Phipps Plaza, and The Sutton, situated close to the city’s newest premier shopping district Buckhead Atlanta.
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 48 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.