(May 15, 2014) Atlanta, GA – New England Development, one of the country’s premier real estate developers, recently selected Winter Construction as Construction Manager for the construction of Asheville Outlets in Asheville, North Carolina. The development of Asheville Outlets represents a major redevelopment of Biltmore Square Mall into a new 325,000 square-foot, open-air outlet center featuring 75 top name outlet stores.
“We thrive on solving these kind of complex, unconventional project challenges. They’re like puzzles. A conversion of an indoor mall to an outdoor mall is not something that happens very often, if at all, so it’s not your typical retail renovation. But we’re up for the challenge, and we’re pleased to be making substantial progress already,” stated Frank Wartner, Project Executive and team lead. Additional challenges include working with four tenants who will remain open during construction, including anchors Belk and Dillard’s.
Asheville Outlets will feature new retail and restaurant tenants with spaces ranging from 1,000 square feet up to 22,000 square feet. The renovation project scope consists of approximately 325,000 square feet of shell retail space and approximately 12,800 square feet of the existing food court. Winter is working collaboratively with Adams + Associates Architecture, Inc., during preconstruction and construction. The project will open in Spring 2015.
About Winter: Winter is a privately owned and operated Atlanta based general contracting company. We provide construction management services to clients in the hospitality, retail, government, higher education, K-12, corporate/office, religious, senior living, and multi-family markets in the Southeast. For more information visit: winter-construction.com.