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    Balfour Beatty Construction moves to a new Northern California headquarters in Oakland's Uptown District

    March 02, 2015

    OAKLAND – Balfour Beatty Construction has moved its Northern California Division headquarters to a new location in Oakland’s Uptown District. The collaborative 14,000-square-foot workspace is located in the Hive at 2335 Broadway. Balfour Beatty’s Northern California move coincides with its strong growth across the state in which Engineering News-Record ranks it as the state’s top educational builder and a top 10 general contractor.    
    “With strong momentum and growth in Northern California, we are thrilled to now be located in the heart of one of Oakland’s most lively redevelopment areas,” said Gordon Childress, division president at Balfour Beatty Construction. “The new location is perfect to build on our momentum because it’s even closer to many of our project sites and fosters a collaborative environment to do what we do best - to be a relentless ally for our clients and deliver outstanding projects.”
    Balfour Beatty Construction has maintained a San Francisco Bay Area presence for nearly 20 years, formerly as Howard S. Wright, and built some of the area’s most recognizable buildings including San Francisco’s 1285 Sutter, San Jose’s One South Market, and Oakland’s Jack London Square Market Hall and Ferry Building. “We are also excited about building upon existing relationships with top architecture and engineering firms, and the potential for many new partnerships that will help us foster new growth into the future,” Childress added.   
    Designed by Gensler, the new office is targeting LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council. The loft-like space features an open design with minimal visual obstructions and a large multi-functional “hub” adjacent to an exterior terrace that allows for industry gatherings and team collaboration.
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