Earlier this week, Brasfield & Gorrie topped out Phase III of the RiverPlace development, which includes the new Embassy Suites Greenville Downtown, parking deck and associated retail space. The 156-key hotel, the centerpiece of this latest phase of construction, “has reached its pinnacle with the placement of the uppermost concrete slab,” according to a release from the company.
“Reaching the top of the structure is a critical milestone for the construction team,” said Brasfield & Gorrie senior project manager Steven Barber. “The men and women on our team have worked hard to create the building’s strong bones, and now we shift our focus to the intricate details that will make this hotel special for visitors and locals alike.”
Brasfield & Gorrie’s construction team, including 150 field workers, held a site-wide topping out celebration to commemorate the topping-out on Tuesday.
RiverPlace Phase III includes the eight-story, 150,000 square foot, full-service Embassy Suites hotel with an enclosed pool, amenity level with meeting space, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and rooftop restaurant and bar; a two-story, 150,000 square foot parking deck; and 10,000 square feet of retail space. Designed by Bounds & Gillespie Architects, the hotel is being developed by Windsor Aughtry Company. The parking deck is being developed by Hughes Development Corporation and designed by Cooper Carry.
Construction of RiverPlace Phase III is expected to be complete in early summer 2016.