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US – $1bn in bids issued for Wynn Boston Harbor

By - 11 August 2016

Wynn Resorts has announced that Suffolk Construction Company, general contractor for Wynn Boston Harbor resort, is soliciting more than $1bn in subcontracted services and supplies needed to build the 5-star destination resort.

The bid package is among the highest ever issued for any private, union-built, single-phase development in the history of Massachusetts.

Robert DeSalvio, President of Wynn Boston Harbor, said: “Wynn is absolute in our commitment to keep as much spending as possible close to home during our nearly three-year construction phase, particularly with minority, women and veteran-owned vendors. We particularly want local vendors and workers to step up and play a big role in building Wynn Boston Harbor.”

The bid solicitation announcement comes less than a week after Wynn Boston Harbor started full construction on the $2.1bn, 33-acre resort. All Wynn hiring, shoreline remediation and construction-related work was suspended on the resort when Somerville filed its appeal to the DEP in February of this year. Chapter 91 is a state licensing requirement for any development that is on the water and is designed to ensure public access and use of the waterfront. Wynn Boston Harbor is the largest single-phase construction project in the history of the Commonwealth and will generate 4,000 union jobs and 10 million labour hours.

Wynn Boston Harbor will be Forbes five-star global destination gaming resort that will feature more than 600 hotel rooms with sweeping views of the Boston skyline and Boston Harbor and ultra-premium spa, retail, dining, ballroom and meeting spaces. The three-million square foot resort will generate $265m in traffic mitigation and approximately $660m in direct annual expenditures from Wynn. It will be the largest private single-phase development in the history of the Commonwealth.

Situated on the waterfront along the Mystic River and connected to Boston Harbor, Wynn Boston Harbor will open up the Everett shoreline to the public for the first time in more than a century. Wynn is spending $30m to clean up the heavily contaminated site and create a six-acre park along the water that will feature pedestrian and bicycle paths that provide access to the harbor, an events lawn, picnic and public viewing areas, ornate floral displays and retail and dining experiences that overlook the Wynn river walk. Wynn privately funded the $30m site cleanup with no public funds being used.

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