By Joel Scanlon
The Mosaic Company, after a careful selection process, declared that PCL Construction Services (PCL) to be the general contractor for its Streamsong Resort project. Mosaic, the manufacturer and supplier of crop nutrients based on phosphate and a major proprietor in Central Florida, now intends to develop the resort, conference and golf center on about 16,000 ac of the earlier phosphate mined land in the countryside Polk County linking Tampa and Orlando.
Renowned for its remarkable projects like the Atlantis Hotel, the Ritz-Carlton – Vail, the Viceroy Snowmass, Casino and Resort – Phase IIIB, and the Four Seasons Resort Whistler, PCL is one of the premier hospitality constructors in North America. The southeast regional office of PCL, located at Orlando will lead the Streamsong project and was recently stated as the ‘Southeast Contractor of the Year’ by Engineering News Record Southeast.
As already declared, Streamsong features a key lodge and combined golf clubhouse providing a group of 228 guest rooms of about 18,500 sq.ft of reliable conference and meeting facility, excellent dining, a complete spa, several bars with a rooftop lounge, birding trails and hiking, protected bass fishing on surrounding lakes, two world-class golf courses and a sporting clays range.
The resort’s major architect is Alfonso Architects of Tampa. The construction of the two golf courses is under process since August 2010 by famous architects Crenshaw and Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf and Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw of Coore.
The two golf courses and lakeside golf clubhouse includes 12 guest rooms, a 4,400 sq.ft of meeting space, a three-meal/steak restaurant, a lounge and pro shop are expected to be unveiled in late 2012, with an initial golf and meeting destination. The main lodge and other resort amenities will probably be completed during 2013 fall.