On Thursday, October 1, the City of Tampa City Council took the final step needed to begin construction on the Tampa Convention Center (TCC) Capital Improvement Campaign. The project entails upgrades to existing meeting spaces, ballrooms, and exhibit halls. Additionally, TCC will gain an additional two floors of new waterfront meeting rooms totaling approximately 18,000 square feet. By unanimous vote, the City Council approved the agreement with Skanska USA for providing a Targeted Value Design concept to deliver a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) agreement for the improvements. The approval of this project allows for this vital economic development project to break ground.
“Today we take the first step in the expansion of TCC in over two decades. The renovation of our meeting spaces and the additional meeting rooms will allow us to remain competitive in an ever-changing market. Through these efforts we will be able to attract larger events and bring more visitors and business to Tampa .” Said Una Garvey, Convention Center & Tourism Director.
Tampa Convention Center’s $38 million program includes updates to several building infrastructure components, installing the newest convention venue technologies while also addressing the most up to date sustainability initiatives.
The initial project is expected to be completed by 2023 with a study on the Center’s 5 Year Master plan occurring concurrently.
For more information, visit www.thetampacc.com.