Southeast Region
Civil | Commercial

Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Project Overview

The Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is a beautiful 450,000 SF, 15-story expansion to the existing resort that combines Spanish architectural elements reminiscent of Antoni Gaudi and surrealist artist and friend of Walt Disney, Salvador Dali. Balfour Beatty was brought in as the general contractor, working closely with Disney, WDI, HKS and subcontractors, including Baker Concrete Construction, to create Disney’s first “lifestyle hotel” featuring high-end design elements and amenities to deliver a first-class experience to guests. Disney’s Coronado Springs continued operations throughout the entire duration of the project requiring Balfour Beatty to coordinate schedule to minimize guest impact.

Baker Concrete Construction’s completed package included furnishing and installing all cast-in-place concrete work for all excavations, layout, reinforcing, post-tensioning, fine grading, compaction, backfilling, soil treatment, vapor barriers, as well as grade beams, walls, columns, structural floor and roof systems. In addition, Baker Concrete collaborated with the installation of the entrance fountain, along with the floating garden experience. Delivery of the materials posed a challenge because of the still operating resort nearby that continued to have pedestrian traffic in the area and required detailed traffic control plans.

Client:

Balfour Beatty

Location:

Orlando, FL

Size:

21,500 cy

Completion Date:

Summer 2019