February 27, 2019

The Wharf Selects Balfour Beatty to Kick Off Phase 2 Landside Construction

WASHINGTON, DC (February 27, 2019) — Officials at Hoffman-Madison Waterfront (HMW) announced today that the Mid-Atlantic Division of Balfour Beatty has been the first general contractor partner selected to begin land-side construction of Phase 2. Balfour Beatty’s role in Phase 2 consists of work contracts for all Horizontal and Public Spaces (site work, utilities, hardscape and parks), Office Buildings in Parcels 6 and 7, as well as below-grade parking garages. This selection marks approval for Balfour Beatty to procure subcontractors and begin work on the land-side of Phase 2.


“We are pleased to welcome Balfour Beatty as one of our construction partners for Phase 2 of The Wharf,” said Maria Thompson, Senior Vice President of Construction of PN Hoffman. “Their ability to offer a diverse range of capabilities and expertise make them the ideal fit for this transformative project. Their selection is a key milestone in the forward momentum of Phase 2 as we continue to channel our vision of a dynamic waterfront neighborhood and destination that has already changed the city’s relationship with its waterfront,” added Thompson.


“Balfour Beatty is excited to be joining the Hoffman-Madison Waterfront Team as they kick off Phase 2,” said Mike Phillips, President of the Mid-Atlantic region for Balfour Beatty. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to turn this amazing vision into reality.”


The scope of work will involve two below-grade parking garages totaling 660,000 square feet. Balfour Beatty will also provide construction services for Parcel 6 (a 290,000-square-foot office building) and Parcel 7 (a 237,000-square-foot office building). Balfour Beatty completed three projects for Phase 1 of The Wharf which opened October 12, 2017 – the 525 Water condominiums, 1000 Maine office building, and the expansion of The Municipal Fish Market.


Parcels 6 and 7 of The Wharf will feature one of the nation’s premier law firms, Williams & Connolly, as the anchoring tenant. The firm will shift from its downtown headquarters to occupy nearly 300,000 square feet of two commercial towers.


General contractor Cianbro began work on the Phase 2 marina construction in 2018.


At full build out, Phase 2 of The Wharf will feature an additional 1.25 million square feet of mixed-use development, including office, residential, marina, and retail space, as well as parks and public spaces, across an approximate half mile of waterfront.

HMW previously selected 12 architects to comprise one of the most impressive lineups in the nation to design Phase 2. The lineup includes Rafael Viñoly, SHoP Architects, ODA, Morris Adjmi Architects, Hollwich Kushner (HWKN), S9 Architecture, DCWDG Architecture, Perkins Eastman, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), Parker Rodriguez, Rhodeside & Harwell, and Thomas Juul-Hansen.


Phase 2 includes:

  • Parcels 6-7: Trophy office space
  • Parcel 8: Apartment Residences & Hotel
  • Parcel 9: Condominium Residences
  • Parcel 10: Trophy office space
  • Ground level Retail Shops & Restaurants
  • Wharf Marina
  • Marshall Landing
  • Underground Garage with more than 1,100 parking spaces


Phase 2 of The Wharf is scheduled to deliver in 2022. For more information please visit www.wharfdc.com.



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