The Beach Co. Tops Out Nashville Community

Skanska handled construction of the 299-unit Sixth South, slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Sixth South. Image courtesy of Skanska

The Swedish construction and development company Skanska has topped out a downtown Nashville, Tenn., community a month ahead of schedule. The general contractor marked the construction milestone of The Beach Co.’s residential project called Sixth South.

A Skanska spokesperson told Multi-Housing News that construction for Sixth South started in September 2019 and was expected to top out in January 2021. With the earlier top out, the community is still on track to be open in the fourth quarter of 2021.

The 299-unit Sixth South will offer studio, one- and two-bedroom floorplans with average unit sizes ranging from 578 to 1,160 square feet, according to a Skanska spokesperson. The 12-story community will also include a clubroom, pet spa, fitness center, rooftop saltwater pool, parking garage and 5,400 square feet of commercial space.

Located between Peabody Street and Lea Avenue, Sixth South is situated within Nashville’s growing SoBro neighborhood. The community’s location in downtown Nashville also places it near many downtown employers and venues, like the Ryman Auditorium, Ascend Amphitheater and the Music City Center. Nearby in downtown Nashville, Skanska also recently topped out Fifth + Broadway, Tennessee’s tallest rental tower at 415 feet high, in August 2019. 

STRATEGIC SITE ACQUISITION

Before the Sixth South site was slated to become a residential community, it was a 1.3-acre site with two parcels. The site appealed to The Beach Co. as the area began to see companies moving in, while already offering a multitude of entertaining and music venues. The Beach Co. acquired the site in March 2015 with plans to convert the space into a multifamily rental community that could offer views of downtown Nashville and Gulch skylines.

To build the project, the developer tapped Skanska as general contractor, Southeast Venture as architect, Hawkins Partners Inc. as landscape architect and Thomas & Hutton as civil engineer. The project also began construction shortly after landing a construction loan from Fifth Third Bank.