Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation is celebrating an important milestone in the construction of the Conventus project with the raising of the final steel beam into position atop the structure at Main and High street this morning. The completion of structural steel work is a signal that substantial exterior work to enclose the building can now begin.
Located at 1001 Main Street on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Conventus is a 350,000 square foot, seven-story building scheduled to be completed in Spring 2015. Positioned as the Northern Gateway to the medical campus, the building will be physically connected via enclosed walkways to the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, the new University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Bioinformatics, and the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions. Conventus will be home to key tenants including Kaleida Health, UBMD, AMRI, and First Niagara Bank.
Paul Ciminelli, President and CEO of Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation stated, “The development process for Conventus began more than 20 years ago with the purchase of strategic real estate on the Medical Campus. The project gained momentum some 15 years later with the implosion of the office building at 50 High Street, and now, as structural steel is complete, a one-of-a-kind project is taking shape. We are excited to be able to contribute to the fabric of both the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the City of Buffalo in such a big way.”