Palmer selects Turner to serve as WES general contractor

Alex. S. Palmer & Company announced today it has selected New York-based Turner Construction Company as the general contractor to build West End Summit, the twin-tower Midtown project slated to start soon.

Preconstruction has already begun and completion of the project is slated for the spring of 2015.

“Turner has a proven history of completing high-end projects on time and on budget,” Alex S. Palmer, president and managing partner of Palmer & Company, said in a released. “West End Summit will be one of the largest private development projects in the history of the state, and it was important to find a contractor that could handle the magnitude of the project.”

Noteworthy recent commercial projects by Turner, which has a Nashville office, include Great American Tower, the BASF North American Headquarters and the Liberty Mutual Headquarters. Additionally, Turner provided construction services for the world’s two tallest buildings: Burj Khalifa and Taipei 101.

Turner Construction Company’s current projects in the Nashville area include work at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Saint Thomas Hospital, Baptist Hospital and the MTSU Science Center.

With an estimated price tag of $265 million, WES is expected to be silver LEED-certified. Late last year, Palmer & Co. announced that leases have been signed with two anchor tenants: HCA subsidiaries Parallon Business Solutions and the Sarah Cannon Research Institute.