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BL Harbert International to Celebrate Construction Milestone at Innovation Square’s 800 | Second Building

BL Harbert International is celebrating the topping out of the highest structural beam for 800 | Second at Innovation Square on Thursday, March 1 at noon. Team members from BL Harbert and the development team of Gateway Ventures, Concept Companies and Harvest Capital will join workers for an on-site lunch at the facility in Gainesville, Florida. Leadership from BL Harbert International is scheduled to speak during the event.

“We are honored to be building the 800 Second Office Building as part of Innovation Square,” said Adam Wilson, Project Executive for BL Harbert International. “This project will be a tremendous asset to the University of Florida and the City of Gainesville. It has been a rewarding experience working with the solution driven approach of the development team.”

The Class-A Office space is located adjacent to the University of Florida’s Innovation Hub Technology and Commercialization Center in the heart of Gainesville. Scheduled to be complete this fall, 55,000-square-feet of rentable office space spans four floors. The spaces range from co-working and collaborative space to individual offices. The ground floor will include a bistro and conference center.

Efficient, rectangular floorplates and full-height glass will provide organized spaces and extraordinary views and light to create a productive and creative work environment. Designed by Perkins + Will, the project broke ground in October 2017.

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About BL Harbert International: BL Harbert International, LLC is a privately-owned construction company with U.S. and International operations providing preconstruction, construction, design-build and construction management services. BL Harbert is currently building across the U.S. and in fifteen countries around the world. The company is nationally ranked based on 2016 annual revenues of $1.25 billion. BL Harbert International, LLC is also consistently ranked a top green contractor.

About Innovation Square: Innovation Square is a 25-acre urban, mixed-use project designed to leverage the technology, healthcare and intellectual capital of the University of Florida into new companies and new jobs for Gainesville. Innovation Square aligns the goals of the City of Gainesville and the University of Florida to create a livable, walkable, adaptable and sustainable urban research district that gives Gainesville a competitive edge in attracting and retaining the best minds and companies in research. Partnerships between public and private stakeholders contribute to a sustainable development approach that creates a more compact, higher density district, establishes better connectivity with neighboring communities, creates a safe and connected pedestrian-friendly environment, and mixes uses such as retail, research, housing, and hospitality.

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