Westfield at University Towne Centre

San Diego, California

General Contractor: Tutor Saliba
Contract Value: $8.5M
Year Completed: 2017
Scope of Work: Plumbing 
Design Engineering, Pre-Construction, 3D/BIM
Delivery: Design-Build, GMP


Project Description: The University Towne Centre construction and renovation includes a re-imagined mall, a long-awaited trolley line and new options for class A office space.

Over the next three years, Westfield UTC will add more than 400,000 square feet of new retail space. The first phase will include a new flagship Nordstrom, including a new parking structure with over 1,000 new parking spaces, both adjacent to Genesee Avenue. The existing Nordstrom and parking structure will be demolished to make room for an underground parking structure on the entire northwest portion of the existing Westfield UTC site, where a subsequent phase of 400,000 square feet of high-end fashion retail and upscale dining options will be constructed.

The trolley line, an extension from Old Town San Diego will run parallel with the I-5 freeway, looping around the VA hospital and UCSD to then run south along Genesee Avenue to it’s final destination onto an elevated platform at Westfield UTC mall.


Murray Company’s scope of work consists of underground plumbing up through to the retail shell and core.  Civil underground work contracted out.