Balfour Beatty Construction started work on the new 144,253 square foot, urban infill Fair Lakes Apartments project for The Bainbridge Companies and Chesapeake Realty Partners. Designed by Maryland-based architectural firm SK&I, the new apartment development is located on Fair Lakes Circle in Fairfax, Virginia, conveniently located near shopping and restaurants, the Fairfax County Parkway and Interstate Route 66.

The six-story, wood-framed, 150-unit apartment building will include three stories of underground parking. The design features a façade of glass and brick, with metal panels, Brazilian Ipe wood panels, and fiber cement siding. . Of the 150 units, 15 are studio apartments, 89 are one-bedroom units, and 46 are two-bedroom apartments, all featuring granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and polished concrete loft style flooring. The u-shaped building will wrap around an outdoor pool and spa, with a fitness room as an additional amenity. The apartments are designed to be compliant with National Association of Home Builders Green Building standards.

Balfour Beatty Construction is taking measures to minimize impacts to pedestrians and the adjacent buildings, which include a Hyatt hotel and an office building. These measures include drilling piles for sheeting and shoring instead of pile driving, to avoid excessive noise. Balfour Beatty is also completing a sidewalk within the first few months of construction to accommodate pedestrian access to the Fair Lakes and East Market shopping centers on either side of the project.

The new Fair Lakes Apartments project is slated to complete in November of 2013.


About Balfour Beatty Construction
A leader in the U.S. commercial construction industry, Balfour Beatty Construction provides general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services through more than 2,400 professionals nationwide. The company has been cited as a Top 10 Green Builder by Engineering-News Record and as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® by FORTUNE magazine, each for three years in a row. The company is part of London-based Balfour Beatty plc, a global leader in professional services, construction services, support services, and infrastructure investment, with more than $18 billion in annual revenues. To learn more about the company visit

About The Bainbridge Companies
Founded in 1993, The Bainbridge Companies are a fully-integrated family of real estate companies engaged in the development, construction, management, acquisition and disposition of residential and commercial real estate. Bainbridge has completed over $2.7 billion in acquisitions and developed more than $700 million in multifamily assets. The company manages a portfolio of 11,000 apartments that spans from South Florida to New England. The firm’s full service real estate platform includes asset and property management, leasing, sales, marketing, renovation, construction, and development. Based in Wellington, Florida, it also has offices in North Carolina, the Washington, D.C. metro area and Westport, Connecticut. To learn more about The Bainbridge companies – visit

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