Hensel Phelps, Mithun to Break Ground on $98 Million Expansion at UC Irvine

by Katie Sloan

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.

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