Irvine, Calif. — The design-build team of Hensel Phelps and Mithun is set to break ground on a $98 million redevelopment project at the University of California – Irvine.
The 215,000-square-foot development — titled the UCI Middle Earth Expansion — will be completed in two phases. The first phase will include the demolition of Brandywine Commons and Brandywine Student Center to be replaced by a new student housing building. The second phase of development will include the renovation of Pippin Commons.
The new project, in total, will house roughly 494 students in two, five-story residential towers and include a new dining facility, classrooms and amenity space. The new student housing is set to open for occupancy in August 2019.