Skanska, one of the world’s leading construction and development firms, is beginning construction on upgrades to the Arizona Center located at 455 N. Third Street in Phoenix.

This $11.6 million project will provide Arizona Center customers and tenants with an updated and upgraded shopping and dining experience.

Skanska’s scope of work includes an exterior finishes upgrade of the open air retail space which includes structural steel, metal panels, painting, stucco, pavers, concrete paving, landscaping, fabric canopies, elevators, metal handrails, glazing and mechanical and electrical upgrades. The architect of record is Gensler.

“We have engaged one of the industry’s leading construction firms to deliver a reliable and efficient upgrade to the Arizona Center,” said Michael Jackson, senior project manager for Parallel Capital Partners, the project developer.

“Our team is focused on making the construction process as smooth as possible, especially for the tenants in Arizona Center,” said Skanska Executive Vice President and General Manager Ross Vroman. 

The project will be complete by the beginning of February 2018.

Skanska has a strong portfolio of Arizona work, including current projects throughout the Valley in the aviation, life sciences, mission critical and commercial sectors.