BKV Group’s inaugural project with developer partner, Legacy Partners, positions a 16-story, residential building within Houston’s upscale Galleria District. Featuring 280 units spread across 11 floors, the exterior and interior components align with the District’s clientele, appealing both in size, scale, and available amenities, in addition to being closely located to downtown Houston and surrounded by bustling retail areas, office towers, hotels, and private health clubs.
One of the most intriguing aspects Legacy saw in partnering with BKV Group was the firm’s light gauge steel expertise. Light gauge allows interior walls to be prefabricated and shipped directly to the site, reducing the amount of material waste. Light gauge also provides the ability for building components to be erected on site, allowing floors to be constructed quicker. Combined with the panel walls being fabricated in Houston and exterior tiles being locally sourced, Bristol Cove’s construction process is anticipated to be highly sustainable, and will be one of the first light gauge steel projects completed in Texas, with more on the way.
Standing out amongst the surrounding buildings, Bristol Cove is ideally located next to a park shared with a neighboring condo tower. With Bristol Cove making a statement through its exterior panelization, the building provides a renewed sense of materiality by eschewing the traditional brick and stucco palette typically utilized in the region.
Set to be completed in early 2021, Bristol Cove provides terrific views to the city – particularly from the west – with units featuring floor-to-ceiling glass and open-air balconies, in addition to an area for a fully-functional outdoor space. An ample amount of amenities including a ride share lounge, car charging station, five levels of parking, dog wash, lap pool, and indoor spa and sauna round out Bristol Cove’s tenant program capable of resonating with Houston’s diverse set of demographics and tastes.