A construction contractor announced that it has been selected to begin work at the Aman Miami Beach Hotel & Residences.
Suffolk Construction, one of the largest contractors in Florida, said it was selected to begin early site work.
Construction has been underway since June, Suffolk said.
The early site work involves the removal of existing, augercast piles and sheet piling, the design and installation of temporary shoring and steel bracing to support the existing facade and a repair of the existing exterior concrete masonry unit walls.
Famed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is designing the new 18-story residential tower, which will sit next to the renovated hotel building. An underground parking garage is being built.
Aman has said it will spend $4.8 million per room for the 56 rooms it will renovate at the historic 14-story Versailles Hotel tower, making it ultra-luxury. Design architect Denniston is overseeing the renovation.
Revuelta is the architect of record.
Suffolk’s other projects in the area include PortMiami Terminal V for Virgin Voyages, the Ritz-Carlton Residences, and The Estates at Acqualina.
OKO Group is the developer.