PCL was hired by the Biltmore Company to construct this 22,800-square-foot, six-building facility with a central "green" on 18 acres adjacent to the existing winery on Biltmore property. Designed to connect the estate’s present and past by providing a relaxing place for dining, shopping, and historical exhibits, the new Village houses restaurants, retail, specialty shops, a theater/exhibit hall, an outdoor center, and restrooms. The project also included approximately 8 acres of parking.
Upon contract award, PCL worked closely with our client’s representatives, the architect, and subcontractors to determine and review potential value engineering ideas in order to reduce the budget without sacrificing quality. PCL generated more than 60 value engineering ideas for our client and architect to review. Ultimately 30 ideas were chosen, resulting in a cost savings of over $600,000.
In keeping with a consistent philosophy of both PCL and Biltmore, PCL maximized the amount of local subcontractor participation on the project in support of the community. Through direct, open communication with the local subcontractor market, PCL was able to explain its business practices and form strong, mutually beneficial relationships that resulted in approximately 78% of the project being performed by local subcontractors.