NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Turner Construction Company, the nation's largest builder of sports and education facilities, has been selected to provide construction management services for the University of Pennsylvania to develop a 24-acre parcel of land to serve as a recreation space for students and residents and to connect the City of Philadelphia together with Penn's campus. The project will be complete in time for the fall semester of 2011.
The $30 million Penn Park will include two artificial turf fields, one of which will be housed under an enclosure for all-weather use, a natural turf field, an artificial turf softball field, two volleyball courts and a 12-court tennis facility. All venues will include lighting for evening use. Penn Park will also include recreation spaces for general student use.
Penn Park is being designed and constructed to exceed the city's water management requirements, including storm-water and flood-water management.
"Turner first began its relationship with the University of Pennsylvania in 1922 with the construction of Franklin Field stadium. We are proud to continue this tradition with the creation of Penn Park for the benefit and enjoyment of the students and the City of Philadelphia," said Jeff Klinger, Vice President and General Manager of Turner's Philadelphia operations.
Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in the major segments of the building construction field. During 2009, Turner completed $8.2 billion of construction. Turner is the only builder offering clients a nationwide network of offices across the U.S. Founded in 1902, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company and one of the world's leading international construction service providers. For more information, visit Turner's website at www.turnerconstruction.com.
SOURCE Turner Construction Company