Bidders sought for Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center

DETROIT – Construction managers are looking for bidders on a 175,000-square-foot basketball training and office center for the Detroit Pistons.

The building will also include a comprehensive sports medicine treatment and rehabilitation center managed by Henry Ford Health System.

The joint venture team of The Christman Co. and L.S. Brinker Co. (Christman/Brinker), construction manager for what’s being called the Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center is looking for bids from certified minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses, as well as certified Detroit-based business, certified Detroit-headquartered businesses, certified Wayne County-based businesses, and others.The construction managers, along with the Detroit architecture firm Rossetti and the owners’ representative from The Platform, will hold a contractor outreach and informational meeting for interested bidders on Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Crystal Ballroom at The Masonic of Detroit, 500 Temple Ave., Detroit. Limited parking is available in a lot north of The Masonic and surrounding area.

Organizations planning to attend may register on-ine at www.christmanco.com/RSVP_outreach or by emailing or calling Tabitha Currie at tabitha.currie@christmanco.com or (313) 908-6060.

The project is to include a four-story building; a separate three-story, 55,000-square-foot building; a five-story parking deck; full-service kitchen and dining facilities; and retail space.

The Platform was established in 2016 when the acquisition of the Fisher Building brought Peter Cummings and Dietrich Knoer. The Platform’s vision includes transit-oriented mixed-used developments along the Woodward Corridor in the core of the city, and embraces the entire city, with commitments to outer neighborhoods that demonstrate the company’s commitment to inclusive and equitable development.

Christman, a Detroit-based business with an office in the Christman-built Fisher Building, was founded in 1894, and has been building in Detroit for 100 years. L.S. Brinker Company, a certified Detroit-headquartered business and certified minority business enterprise, was founded in 1993 and specializes in providing construction and management related services. Past and current projects together include Little Caesars World Headquarters Campus Expansion, the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business, multiple Detroit Public Schools, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan BLUnite, and the Detroit Cornice and Slate building renovation.

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