Safeway at University Town Center Wins Excellence in Construction Award


KBE’s Work on Supermarket in Hyattsville receives Merit Award from ABC

HYATTSVILLE, Md., Sept. 28, 2016 – KBE Building Corporation (KBE) recently received another opportunity to celebrate the completion of Safeway at University Town Center in Hyattsville, Maryland. KBE was recognized in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Chesapeake Shores Chapter’s annual Excellence in Construction awards program with a Merit Award in the Commercial – $10 – $25 Million category.

KBE, a $300 million construction firm, served as General Contractor for the $18 million project, which also encompasses additional specialty store and office space.

The Safeway supermarket now anchors University Town Center, which comprises over 1.5 million square feet of existing office, retail, and living space, including a 67,500 square foot, stadium-seating, Regal Cinema.

Project Highlights | Safeway at University Town Center

  • $18 million construction project
  • 54,000 s/f supermarket
  • Designed by MV+A Architects
  • Project started October 2014, completed April 2016

“University Town Center was a project that Hyattsville residents longed for in their community for quite some time,” said Eric Brown, principal owner and SVP in charge of KBE’s Mid-Atlantic regional office in Maryland. “We are pleased to win the Merit Award on a project that was highly anticipated for so many people.”

KBE also received recognition from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Baltimore Chapter earlier this year. The firm received the Merit Award for work on the Annapolis Joint Commissary and Navy Exchange project in April.

A photograph of Safeway at University Town Center is available below:

Photo Credit: KBE Building Corp.

Caption: KBE completed construction of Safeway at University Town Center in Hyattsville, Maryland in April 2016.

About KBE Building Corporation

KBE has managed more than $4 billion in construction volume during the past two decades alone and is ranked among Engineering News-Record magazine’s top 400 construction companies nationally.

With offices in Columbia, MD, as well as Norwalk and Farmington, CT, KBE Building Corporation is a full-service, single-source commercial construction company strategically positioned to serve the Eastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S. Founded in 1959 and incorporated in 1966, the $300 million firm provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services to clients in the retail, educational, senior living, federal, corporate, hospitality, health care, and institutional markets. KBE’s team of 120+ construction professionals and support staff is deeply committed to the firm’s corporate philanthropy program, 50 Ways to Make a Difference. Established in 2009 to celebrate the firm’s new ownership, name change, and 50 years in business, 50 Ways has helped KBE associates donate more than $1.7 million and 11,734 volunteer hours to charitable causes benefiting children, seniors, and military veterans in Connecticut and Maryland.

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