$860mn Las Vegas Convention Center expansion plan unveiled
The Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has unveiled the redesign plans, valued at $860mn, for the expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The investment will see 1.4mn square feet of space added to the convention center that will include more than 600,000 square feet of new and leasable exhibit space.
“This is one of the most important days in the history of the LVCVA,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, LVCVA Chief Executive Officer. “These drawings show a modern, innovative design that is as iconic as our vibrant city.”
The center will be used to drive further tourism to Las Vegas – an industry that the region relies heavily upon. According to the LVCVA, South Nevada’s economy benefits by $60bn annually from the tourism industry, supporting more than 407,000 jobs.
“Southern Nevada’s economy is driven by tourism and this expansion will propel our convention center forward to enable us to maintain our status as the number one trade show destination in North America,” Ralenkotter continued.
The phase two expansion process of the center is expected to complete in time for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), with phase three of the project set to complete two years later.
“Our biggest goal was to give Las Vegas a convention center that will be iconic, with a design that nods to all of the very unique architecture in the city’s history, while also providing contemporary, cohesive design aesthetic across the entire property,” said Rob Svedberg of tvsdesign - a company that was selected alongside Design Las Vegas to provide the design services for the project.
Combined, phase two and phase three of the project are expected to support 14,000 construction jobs and 7,800 permanent jobs upon completion.
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A roof covering programme is now underway which will be followed by floor and ceiling curtain walling, and extensive glazing on the 13th floor, which will contain a sky bar, restaurant and public exhibition space.
Work on envelope and cladding will continue with the 30m high, LED-lit satin finish stainless steel circle on the eastern façade completing the external design. The ‘sun’ design will be visible up the city’s Midsomer Boulevard, which was created to align with the sun on the longest day of the year.
Winvic is currently fitting-out the 261 bedrooms, which has included the sailing and positioning of off-site fabricated bathroom pods. Fit-out of other facilities within the hotel will also continue, such as the 12,000 sq ft flexible conference floor that comprises adaptable meeting spaces and an external terrace that has been designed to be high load bearing. The project is expected to be handed over in July 2022.
Mark Jones, Winvic’s Head of Multi-room, said: “We started on site just two weeks after the first 2020 lockdown was announced and despite the unprecedented challenges, our team have hit milestone after milestone on, or ahead, of schedule. I’d like to say a huge thank you to them. Reaching the highest point of any multi-room project is always worth celebrating, but this is a bit more special as it’s Winvic’s first hotel," he said.
Winvic recently lifted eight railway bridge beams into place over the A5, 2km north of M1 J18. It is one of three bridges that Winvic is constructing for Prologis at DIRFT III in Northamptonshire, as part of a £29 million contract to deliver a new Intermodal Rail Freight Terminal.