May 16, 2020

Las Vegas enjoys recent construction boom thanks to hotel projects

US construction industry
Hotel construction
Las Vegas
Hotel construction
Tom Wadlow
2 min
Las Vegas
An array of construction projects currently ongoing or planned has provided Las Vegas with an economic lift.

According to the Washington Post, some $5...

An array of construction projects currently ongoing or planned has provided Las Vegas with an economic lift.

According to the Washington Post, some $5bn of construction investment has been channelled into the American city in recent times.

Much of the work has and continues to revolve around hotel construction and renovation, the most striking example being at the Monte Carlo, which is undergoing a huge redevelopment after signing a deal with MGM.

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The work, which is set to complete in the autumn, will see the opening of Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas hotels under the same roof.

Costing some $550mn to transform, the new venues will comprise of 2,604 rooms, three pools inspired by a French Riviera theme, an Italian food hall and more than a dozen restaurants headed up by marquee chefs.

Beyond hotels, the site will still house two casinos and will also boast a conference centre and 5,200-seat theatre.

Another renovation project is taking place at the city’s convention centre, which hosts internationally-renowned events such as the Consumer Electronics Show.

Other landmark hotels, such as Caesars, are also making plans for revamps.

The city has also become a sporting hub in recent years following the opening of a brand-new sports stadium in April 2016. Costing $375mn to build, the T-Mobile Arena also hosts a variety of entertainment acts.

In the realm of transport, governing authorities are considering a proposal for a $750mn light rail project connecting the city to McCarran International Airport and the University of Nevada. Proponents says the system could generate $2.8bn in investment through the 8.7 mile stretch it covers.

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May 13, 2021

Winvic tops out first hotel project in Milton Keynes

Hotels
UK
Winvic
Dominic Ellis
2 min
Winvic Construction has topped out its first hotel project, Hotel La Tour, in Milton Keynes

Winvic Construction has topped out its first hotel project, Hotel La Tour, at 50 metres in Milton Keynes.

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.

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