Water Street Tampa is expecting! Two new office buildings are planting their roots on Channelside Drive and Water Street, according to plans unveiled by Strategic Property Partners.
The buildings will add about 1 million square feet of office space for eager companies looking to expand in downtown Tampa.
“Water Street Tampa’s office tenants will have premier space, with access to the city’s best hotels, an abundance of food and beverage options, expansive green spaces, and cultural and entertainment venues all situated along downtown Tampa’s beautiful waterfront,” James Nozar, CEO of SPP, said in a statement. “We’re proud to introduce new office offerings that are created to suit a wide range of needs for companies of all sizes and support the region’s strong economic growth.”
The two additions will be the first trophy office buildings constructed in downtown Tampa in almost 25 years. The offices are also WELL and LEED certified, another first for the region.
According to the International WELL Building Institute’s website, “the WELL Building Standard is the premier standard for buildings, interior spaces and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness.”
The buildings will add a special flair to the area by incorporating nature-focused features and plazas between neighboring structures.
1001 Water Street will be a 20-story building that is designed to connect people with nature through its nature views, vegetation and exterior terraces. The goal of this biophilic design is to reduce stress and enhance creativity and productivity.
It will also be home to the Water Street Tampa wellness community center, which will serve tenants and the community.
400 Channelside will convey the same nature-focused design with a sky garden on the fourth floor and an event terrace overlooking Amalie Arena’s Thunder Plaza. The sky garden provides a space for outdoor meetings, events, fitness activities and more.
After construction, an estimated 23,000 people will live, work and explore Water Street Tampa, SPP says.
The announcement of the construction of the towers comes after that of nearby new residential buildings, Riverwalk Place and Éleve 61.
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