A groundbreaking redefinition of the Brickell life begins.
International commerce and banking capital. High-rise bayfront residential mecca. Cosmopolitan downtown proto-community. Miami’s fabled Brickell district would seem to have it all. Yet it has always lacked one essential defining feature: a true center.
But that’s about to change. The development of Swire Properties’ new Brickell City Centre project is what will bring about the transformation.
Under construction in June 2012 on four adjoining parcels in the heart of the Brickell district, this 5.4 million square foot mixed use project is one of the largest Miami has seen to date.
Brickell City Centre’s 565,000 square foot open air shopping center will satisfy the long-underserved upmarket retail needs of this prospering neighborhood. Its stylish 263-room hotel, EAST, Miami by Swire Hotels, will perch atop 89 serviced apartments and provide attentive service for visiting guests, business travelers and part-time residents.
Twin condominium towers totaling approximately 780 units, will offer an array of spacious floorplans, impeccable detailing, and impressive views. Two office towers will offer over 800,000 combined square feet of prime space ideally located in the epicenter of South Florida’s international trade and finance corridor.
There will even be a 131,000 square foot Wellness Center, catering to the vibrant medical tourism market in Brickell.
Brickell City Centre breaks important new ground in innovation and sustainability features, as well. Its breathtaking 150,000+ square foot Climate Ribbon™ trellis system incorporates sophisticated passive and active environmental control features as it winds through the complex – a signature concept so exciting it’s attracted the design participation of forward thinking partners.
With its numerous green building features, pioneering underground parking solutions, and site-integrated Metromover light rail station, Brickell City Centre strives to earn not only the LEED® gold designation but bring about a new paradigm in large-scale sustainable urban development.
Yet, for all its sweeping ambition, Brickell City Centre is no pipedream. It is being brought to life by Swire Properties – a publicly-listed development firm with extremely solid underpinnings and a long track record for building transformative mixed use projects in Hong Kong, Mainland China and other global focal points.
World-renowned Miami architectural firm Arquitectonica spearheads the project design team, a role they have played with great success on other Swire flagship developments in the past.
Completion of Phase I – including retail, hotel, serviced apartments, condominiums, office and wellness – is scheduled to begin at end of 2015, followed by final office tower completion in 2019.