Whether you’re opening an outdoor shopping center or a flagship store, time is money. Projects must stay on schedule to prevent lost revenue from delays. Brands also face the challenge of maintaining and adhering to a uniform aesthetic and incorporating special design features that are used location after location.
However, as land costs continue to rise, developers are looking for more ways to incorporate multiple uses into their projects to maximize revenue. From retail and hospitality to multi-family housing and office space, projects that are walkable, provide a sense of convenience, and cater to residents, tenants, visitors, and patrons alike are on the rise.
Gardner Batt, a developer in the state of Utah, planned to build such a development near the Wasatch Mountains in Lehi, Utah. The one-million square foot mixed-use project called Traverse Mountain includes office space, retail, and hotels. CRH was involved during the early planning process and addressed how the developer could save time and money on their project. CRH provided a variety of products and services, including:
- Construction sitework, underground utilities, and earthwork
- Precast drainage structures
- Ready-Mixed Concrete
- Envelope and energy analysis
- Masonry, architectural block, and retaining walls
- Finishes such as acoustical ceilings and fabric wrapped acoustical panels
For retail and mixed-use projects like Traverse Mountain, schedule is often a large concern, and having a manufacturer involved early who has a wide-range of products available can help achieve everyone’s goals.
Across North America, mixed-use developers and national retail chains such as REI, Walmart, Les Schwab Tires, Costco, Ford, Lowe’s, and more benefit by working with CRH because of the wide breadth of products available across North America as well as experts who can get involved from early in the design stage through construction.