Bedford Square Earns CBC Award

Published on April 13th, 2017

Bedford Square, a new mixed-use development in downtown Westport, Connecticut, has garnered top honors from the Connecticut Building Congress.

Designed by Centerbrook Architects & Planners, the 110,000-square-foot complex will be recognized for first place in the “Major Renovation” category at CBC’s 21st Annual Project Team Awards on June 13. The Bedford Square project team included construction manager Turner Construction, engineering firms BVH Integrated Services and Langan Engineering, and The Chursciel Group.

This marks the second year in a row that a Centerbrook design has been honored with a CBC Project Team Award. The Outpatient Pavilion at UConn Health was recognized for first place in the “New Construction” category in 2015.

A project more than 10 years in the making, Bedford Square includes two repurposed iconic buildings along with 70,000 square feet of new construction that serves as the gateway to downtown Westport. The development invigorates this historic urban core with high quality retail, residential, office, restaurant and community gathering spaces.

Anchor tenant Anthropologie & Co., along with its partner restaurant Amis Trattoria, were the first two business to open their doors at Bedford Square on March 31. Additional tenants and residences will open throughout the spring and summer.

Each year the CBC recognizes projects whose team members have met or surpassed goals and achieved higher project quality through collaboration among project owners, architects, engineers, constructors and trades. This year’s awards banquet will be held at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford on June 13.

Bedford Square was recently featured in the April issue of Professional Builder that highlighted new mixed-use developments. Local news outlets The Hour, Westport Daily Voice and Westport Magazine have also provided recent coverage of the development.