Med-Tex Services was honored to support The General Building Contractors Association and Skanska USA during Safety Week 2017. Safety Week is a great opportunity for Med-Tex, and our partners in safety, to educate workers on the importance of work-site safety along with providing workers with information on the latest safety equipment. On Thursday May 4th, 2017 we visited Skanska’s Gallery renovation project in Philadelphia.
In spring of 2016, Shoemaker Construction Co. and Skanska USA Building began the dramatic remake of 1.4 million square feet of prime retail and commercial space known in Center City Philadelphia as The Gallery. The joint venture of Skanska USA Building and Shoemaker Construction Company will complete renovations of The Gallery shopping mall in Center City Philadelphia to transform it into Fashion Outlets Philadelphia. Owned and operated by Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) and Macerich, Fashion Outlets Philadelphia is the single largest retail repositioning project in the Philadelphia region, scheduled to be completed in 2018.
Spanning three city blocks, The Gallery renovation is a key piece of PREIT and Macerich’s revitalization of East Market Street. The approximately 1,400,000 SF interior and exterior renovation includes selective structural demolition; new structural and architectural construction; modifications and additions to the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems; replacement of all common area floor finishes, ceilings and lighting, neutral columns and storefront bulkheads and related core and shell work.