A mixed-use development, Church Street Plaza (formerly known as Tremont Tower) is a vertically stacked tower in Orlando, Fla. including Class A office and retail space, a 605-space parking garage and a Marriott AC hotel. At the time of its completion in 2019, Church Street Plaza became the first commercial office space in downtown Orlando in 10 years.
Ceco provided turnkey frame construction including decks, columns, post-tensioning and rebar. Ceco’s services included formwork and partnering with subcontractors for concrete pumping, placement and finishing as well as rebar installation.
The project utilized a flat-plate, post-tensioned concrete structural system that allowed for larger bay spacing for the office space and maximum parking in the garage. Formwork systems included speed deck and perimeter tables for most of the tower. At the top of the building, the hotel portion of the tower utilized trusses.
Located near two train tracks and two major roadways, Church Street Plaza presented numerous challenges including a very tight site with minimal laydown area and just in time deliveries. Ceco constructed temporary platforms for pre-tie areas.
Because the project site was within 15 feet of an active railway, Ceco constructed its proprietary barrier screen on the train side to ensure no construction material fell onto the tracks. On the project’s north side, Ceco constructed an additional barrier screen to protect pedestrians.
To meet an aggressive schedule, Ceco placed decks in the early morning to go vertical in the same day. Through careful coordination and communication, Ceco safely delivered the project on schedule. Church Street Plaza fills the need for additional office space in downtown Orlando while providing visitors with another hotel option, including an amenity deck with food and beverage options overlooking Orlando’s Amway Center.