Marriott Hotel Construction Into Next Stage
Prince George, B.C. – The Courtyard Hotel by Marriott being built in downtown Prince George has reached a new stage in construction.
Over the past week, wood framed walls have started being put in place, now that all the lower level concrete work has been completed.
Project developer Rod McLeod says this is the time people will really start to notice a difference in the project as the pre-fab walls will give the building more definition. “We have a contractor from Sicamous who is producing the prefab panels” says McLeod.
McLeod says Mother Nature has helped “We’ve been really fortunate with this weather. That’s really helping us move along, so we’re hoping that in a few months we will have it up to the roof.”
The next step is just around the corner says McLeod “It’s a six storey building with five floors wood framed and the next step will see the pouring of concrete for the next floor and then we’ll start framing on that so we’re hoping to do that shortly and get the rest of the panels up and continue on.”
The project is valued at $35 million dollars, McLeod says it should take about a year to complete the project “It depends on how the winter will be”.
The hotel will have 174 rooms, conference space, pool and an exercise room. The image at right shows what the finished hotel will look like.