Resorts World Las Vegas has named W.A. Richardson Builders, LLC (WARB) as its construction manager.
"Bill Richardson [of WARB] has tackled complex, multi-billion-dollar projects in Las Vegas on time and on budget,” said Edward Farrell, President of Resorts World Las Vegas in a written statement. “We are confident that he and his team have the know-how to ensure that Resorts World Las Vegas will be constructed to the highest standards with maximum flexibility for future growth. In light of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, we are proud to be able to commence significant construction on our site as well as recommit ourselves to our local community."
WARB is based in Las Vegas and has been providing pre-construction services, including infrastructure and utility work, the completion of the main parking structure, preliminary steel and foundation work, and permitting and remediation across the site. WARB's contract as construction manager will be finalized over the next month.
The 87-acre site is the first ground-up development on the Las Vegas Strip in a decade. WARB will manage all aspects of the construction project.
Additionally, Resorts World has announced that is has spent more than $400 million in contracts for the project ranging from bulk orders of materials to tower crane equipment.
Ground was broken on the site in 2015 and it’s expected to be completed by 2020.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, the 2020 opening date is later than originally expected. Genting Group bought the property in 2013 and planned to open it in 2016. But because of design changes, and, “a lot of stops and starts with this project,” according to Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, the opening date was moved.
Resorts World Las Vegas is on the site of the former Stardust casino which was left dormant after the recession hit.
The property will house 3,500 rooms across three hotels and is inspired by modern Asian design. It will, offer guests a, "unique Asian flavored gaming and resort experience," from the architecture to the cuisine.