DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Balfour Beatty was selected by Westdale and KDC to build The Epic, a 16-story office tower located in Dallas’ historic Deep Ellum neighborhood. With construction underway, the 290,000-square-foot office tower with 847-car garage, is the first phase of the planned 8-acre, mixed-use development that will combine Class A office, multifamily, retail and a boutique hotel. When complete, The Epic will create a natural transition from downtown Dallas into the Deep Ellum entertainment district.
Designed by Perkins+Will, The Epic office tower will feature a fitness center and an amenity deck that overlooks the Dallas skyline. With 18,900 square feet of ground-floor retail, the building will consist of 10 occupied floors atop a six-level podium parking structure with an additional two levels of below-grade parking. The transit-oriented development is located in close proximity to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Deep Ellum rail station, which runs parallel to the property’s east boundary.
“The Epic is a transformational project that will play an integral role in making Westdale’s vision for Deep Ellum a reality,” said Keith McCoy, senior vice president, Balfour Beatty. “Not only will this project’s world-class amenities help attract businesses, visitors and residents to the city’s most unique urban neighborhood, it will for the first time provide a pedestrian-friendly connection from downtown Dallas to Deep Ellum. We are honored to have been selected by Westdale and KDC to be their construction partner in delivering this important project.”
With plans to seek LEED® Gold certification, The Epic will incorporate key green building features such as water-cooled heat pumps with cooling towers, increased insulation in the building envelope, energy-efficient windows and full LED lighting. These features will reduce the building’s energy consumption and costs. Balfour Beatty is leveraging the latest technologies, including BIM and BIM 360 Field, digital plan rooms and lean construction methods to facilitate integrated-team alignment and achieve The Epic’s progressive design.
About Balfour Beatty
Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the United States. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, the company is part of Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY), a leading international infrastructure group that provides innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, Balfour Beatty is the No. 6 Domestic Building Contractor in the United States as ranked by Engineering News-Record. To learn more, visit www.balfourbeattyus.com and www.bbiius.com.