IMC Construction, a nationally-recognized, full-service construction company with offices in Malvern and Philadelphia, has begun construction on a one-million-square-foot apartment and retail complex in Dresher, PA.
The Promenade at Upper Dublin, a $120 million project developed by BET Investments, will bring 402 luxury apartments, a 500-car garage and 150,000 square feet of town center shops to a twenty-five-acre site in eastern Montgomery County. It is expected to be complete in the last quarter of 2020.
“Although the sheer size and complexity of the project would typically carry a longer schedule,” said Mike Ryan, IMC Construction’s Vice President of Preconstruction, “we used our BIM technology and project planning to fast-track the schedule and compress it to under two years of construction, with early occupancies in less than eighteen months.”
Clad in brick, metal and other upscale finishes, the Promenade is composed of the East and West buildings, connected by an enclosed pedestrian bridge at the second level. Ground-floor retail will be topped by four levels of apartments and extensive amenity spaces, including media and game rooms, fitness room, dog wash and doggie day care. A resort-style pool highlights the private outdoor space of the West building, while an adjacent park connects with walking trails and bike share. The complex has on-street parking in addition to the garage.
Environmental strategies include a green roof on a segment of the East building for stormwater management.
The Promenade team includes construction manager IMC Construction; architect Bernardon; interior designer Design Works; structural engineer Baker, Ingram & Associates; m/e/p Advanced Engineering; and civil engineer Gilmore & Associates.