The Conco Companies were awarded the complete turn-key structural concrete package for a mixed-use project currently under construction in downtown Bellevue, WA. The nearly two-acre Main Street Gateway complex is funded by Wolff Company. Exxel Pacific, out of Bellingham, WA, is the general contractor. The architect on the project is Baylis Architects, a Seattle based firm.
When finished, the complex at the northwest corner of Main Street and Bellevue Way will have about 350 residential units along with community spaces. At the street level, there will be approximately 14,600 sq. ft. of retail space and another 11,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space. The project includes an underground parking lot that will accommodate about 600 vehicles in addition to several electric vehicle charging stalls. There also will be secure bicycle storage slots available.
Conco brings its vast experience to the project and will provide all of the pumping, place and finish, shotcrete, and formwork. Conco is also supplying the reinforcement that will be installed by RPM. On July 9, 2015, the Conco team poured out the structural slabs well ahead of the project schedule. Tyson Scheenstra, Project Manager for Exxel Pacific wrote:
I wanted to take a second to let you know how appreciative Exxel Pacific is on the Bellevue Gateway project of Conco’s performance. We started with a tough schedule and your team blew that away. On all fronts including paperwork/change orders, shop drawings, procurement, fieldwork and schedule you have knocked it out of the park. Thanks so much! And we look forward to the next project with you.”
Conco took a proactive approach to increasing worker and job-site safety by implementing new procedures including pre-task planning, worker fitness programs and electronic site and equipment inspections. These procedures helped Conco finish this project safely with only one minor recordable incident.
By providing a single source alternative to customers, Conco can supply a project with high-quality, reliable formwork, rebar, place and finish, shotcrete and pumping services all in one place. Conco’s approach of working as a coordinated team allows Conco to anticipate and respond to any problems immediately in order to accommodate customers and to help a project stay on schedule.