Gilbane to oversee construction of Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia
The Gilbane Building Company has been named general contractor for Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. The $700m project, being developed by The Cordish Companies, will include a 1.5 million sq ft facility with 2,200 slots and electronic table games, 150 live action table games, a boutique hotel, restaurants and entertainment venues. There will also be parking for 2,700 vehicles. Gilbane will lead construction efforts which will involve the demolition of an existing Holiday Inn and adjacent buildings to make way for the new development.
“We are excited to work with The Cordish Companies, one of the preeminent gaming hospitality and real estate developers in the nation, on building this transformative project for Philadelphia,” said Shawn Carlin, vice president at Gilbane Building Company. "Our expertise in building complex, schedule-driven projects within Philadelphia has prepared us well for Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. Through dedicated contractor information sessions we plan to partner with local, small and diverse businesses to help build this unique project. Ultimately, these partnerships will have a positive impact on our Philadelphia community.”