Gulf Coast Town Center is an outdoor shopping mall located in Fort Myers, Florida. This upscale, open-air shopping mall is home to more than 100 stores, restaurants, and entertainment options which include spas, outdoor play area, and more.
Considered the retail shopping heartbeat of Fort Myers area for over ten years, Gulf Coast Town Center is receiving a multi-million dollar beautification makeover that will be absolutely stunning. The magnificent renovations, which will cost well over $10 million, will be felt, and experienced, throughout the property. The new ownership at GCTC is impassioned about this project and is committed to providing a state of the art outdoor shopping experience.
Part of the exciting renovations is the installation of an engineered pedestrian bridge within the complex. The elevated walkway transcends over an existing water feature within the complex. The access for conventional pile driving or auger-cast equipment was severely confined. Consequently, engineers had to design a completely different deep foundation system. Helical Piling installation was going to be challenging, contemplating the abundance of sub-surface rock conditions in play. The selected contractor would encounter a number of methodology challenges including construction in an active outdoor mall, limited construction access in a confined environment, along with a tight schedule.