Estero, Fla.  – Oct. 12, 2017 – Suffolk has completed construction on Moorings Park at Grey Oaks Phase IV. The 5.73-acre Phase IV features a 92,152 square-foot building which consists of 13 independent living units, 14 assisted living units and 24 memory care units. The project also consists of a parking garage, clubhouse, restaurant and bistro, guard house, and a Center for Healthy Living.


“The Moorings Park at Grey Oaks project demonstrates our commitment to providing the best solutions for our clients through our build smart promise,” said Josh Christensen, vice president of Suffolk.


During the early stages of the project, Suffolk leveraged modeling capabilities to provide real-time information to the client and design team. With the ability to make immediate adjustments as decisions were made, the team was able to provide instant feedback to Moorings Park, and most importantly, keep the budget on track.


The model continued to play an important role throughout the project by analyzing the cost effectiveness of structural changes based on the fluctuation within the construction market. When the team realized the use of concrete could pose a challenge from both a labor and a cost standpoint, the model was utilized to analyze material prices which led to a cost efficient change from concrete to steel. Overall, this design change created a more adaptable structure for Moorings Park, saved over $750,000, and accelerated the project by a month.


Located at the corner of Airport-Pulling Road and Golden Gate Parkway in Naples, the project is the continuation of a partnership between Moorings Park, Suffolk, teaming partner Morton and Wasmer Builders, and architects PerkinsEastman and BSSW Architects, Inc.