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February 4, 2019
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IMC Construction Fast-Tracks Healthy Living Mixed-Use: Sustainability and luxury featured in Upper Dublin residential / retail project

By Rosemarie Fabien, PhD | Fabien Communications
Pedestrian bridge connects the East and West buildings of The Promenade at Upper Dublin. Rendering courtesy of Bernardon.

Malvern, PA (February 2019) -- IMC Construction, a nationally-recognized, full-service construction company with offices in Malvern and Philadelphia, has begun construction on a one-million-square-foot apartment and retail complex in Dresher, PA.

The Promenade at Upper Dublin, a $120 million project developed by BET Investments, will bring 402 luxury apartments, a 500-car garage and 150,000 square feet of town center shops to a twenty-five-acre site in eastern Montgomery County. It is expected to be complete in the last quarter of 2020.

“Although the sheer size and complexity of the project would typically carry a longer schedule,” said Mike Ryan, IMC Construction’s Vice President of Preconstruction, “we used our BIM technology and project planning to fast-track the schedule and compress it to under two years of construction, with early occupancies in less than eighteen months.”

Clad in brick, metal and other upscale finishes, the Promenade is composed of the East and West buildings, connected by an enclosed pedestrian bridge at the second level. Ground-floor retail will be topped by four levels of apartments and extensive amenity spaces, including media and game rooms, fitness room, dog wash and doggie day care. A resort-style pool highlights the private outdoor space of the West building, while an adjacent park connects with walking trails and bike share. The complex has on-street parking in addition to the garage.

Environmental strategies include a green roof on a segment of the East building for stormwater management.

The Promenade team includes construction manager IMC Construction; architect Bernardon; interior designer Design Works; structural engineer Baker, Ingram & Associates; m/e/p Advanced Engineering; and civil engineer Gilmore & Associates.

IMC Construction is an award-winning company with a proven process, deep technical experience and a reputation for providing an exceptional experience for our customers, our people and our communities. Over four decades, IMC has developed expertise in delivering variety of corporate, institutional, and science-driven projects. With a national reach and ranked as one of the top five contractors in the Greater Delaware Valley, we listen to our customers and transform their ideas into places that innovate, heal, educate, and let people thrive. Our customers depend on IMC as a partner throughout development of a project – from asset planning, through design development and construction, to project occupancy. Driven by technology, IMC brings a unique process to help our customers and design partners visualize, analyze and deliver a project with confidence. After 40 years and billions of dollars of construction our focus remains the same: a proven process and a custom-tailored approach with every customer, on every project. Visit

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