The commercial division of Winter Park, Fla.-based Palmer Electric Co. has secured a $3.5 million contract with general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie LLC for The Continuum, a new University of Florida student-housing complex in Gainesville, Fla. Under its scope of services, Palmer Electric is providing site and building electrical contracting along with low-voltage systems that include fire alarm systems and voice/data cabling.

Composed of three, five-story buildings that total 533,000-sq-ft, the complex is composed of 465 units of one- and two-bedroom rental residences for graduate and professional students as well as 50,000 sq ft of ground-level retail/commercial space.

According to Palmer Electric’s Commercial Division VP Robert Vaughn, “This is a fast-track project due for completion in the end of July 2011.”

Baton Rouge, La.-based nonprofit Provident Resources Group owns the 5.2-acre site that is located on West University Avenue just four miles from the University’s main campus.