Shiel Sexton is making headway at the site of Gateway Center Apartments. The project team is a little over halfway through the two year construction schedule of this five-story, 305-unit luxury apartment community in bustling downtown Durham, NC.
“Durham has undergone major growth and development over the last five years and this location on the Southeast side of downtown is the next up and coming area with additional office, hotel, retail and apartments going in just next to our project over the next few years,” says Tim Marsh, Shiel Sexton project manager. “This will bring more people to the downtown Durham area continuing the growth of ‘live, work, play’ communities that have been so desirable across the country over the last several years.”
“Live, work, and play” is exactly what future residents of Gateway Center Apartments can expect. The 540,000 SF apartment community will feature a multitude of opulent amenities, including: yoga room, massage therapy room, business center, and internet café. For the athletic, an outdoor salt water pool, fitness center and putting green allow for plenty of activity. An indoor/outdoor terrace featuring a two-sided fireplace and club room provides tenants space to relax and socialize. Seven levels of parking line the interior of the apartment complex. The project, with all of its moving elements, has presented some construction challenges in the field.
“Our biggest challenges have been rock removal in order to install utilities and foundations for the project,” says Marsh. “The building is also a three-tiered building with foundations stepping 10’ at two different locations.”
Gateway Center has required extensive technical expertise from the project team, but the apartment community will be a great support system for Durham’s growing population when complete. With the broad list of amenities and spacious layouts the apartments will provide, Durham residents are in for a treat with the housing options at Gateway Apartments.
This is Shiel Sexton’s fourth project with developer, Woodfield Investments. Units at Gateway Center Apartments will start becoming available early summer 2017.
The Messenger Newsletter | March 2017 | Shiel Sexton Carolinas