TAMPA – When developers working on Thousand & One, the new office tower on Tampa Street, began to refine the project, they knew they wanted to include a special certification from the Wall Street area called GOOD. For an office building, this means that it must meet certain occupational health standards, such as air և water purification, grocery store proximity և including plenty of natural light.

, Now that the corporate world continues to eradicate the coronavirus epidemic, the tower is opening, ացումը the focus on health has taken on a new meaning. The tower may not be certified by the WELL Building International Institute until all is well, but it is expected to be the first for the Tampa office building.

“We had no idea we were going to do it … to make it happen,” said Dave Bewirt, executive vice president of strategy for Corporate Leasing and Strategic Property Partners. “Now in the post-KOVID environment, we are really targeted.”

Strategic Property Partners manages the entire 74-hectare area on Water Street that transforms the center of Tampa. The $ 3.5 Water Street Development is led by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Ff Vinick and Bill Gates-owned Cascade Investment. Cascade և Vinik is also an investor in Delos, which established the WELL Certification Institute.

In addition to health, Thousand & One’s design also focuses on natural elements. Its façade has a wavy pattern inspired by mangrove roots, small plant pockets, all of which are nourished only by rain, decorate the entrance and grow on the building. terraces և umbrellas. Small fountains and pools roar to add natural sounds, fed by groundwater, Bevirt said.

Designed by New York firm CookFox Architects, Thousand & One has 375,000 square feet of office space plus 12,000 square feet of retail space. Rent starts at about $ 50,000 for the entire tax, according to Bevirt.

There are a shaded “pocket bag” among the one thousand’s adjacent high-rises, where workers will be able to grab lunch from a naked farmer at a local restaurant that will occupy the building’s retail outlets. Greenwise by Publix will soon be one block away.

As the bustling construction of Water River Street shook outside, the lobby on Wednesday քների in the form of waves, a thin, vertical wooden-covered lobby consisting of cool white floors և a thin, vertical wooden covering.

Vinik is a partner in an investment group that has lent $ 15 million to Times Publishing Co., which owns Tampa Bay Times:, Strategic Property Partners organized a tour for journalists a day before its official opening on Thursday. Its first office tenant, a tax accounting firm called RSM, is scheduled to move in September. Other approved future tenants are Suffolk Construction և Sila Real Estate Investment Trust.

“We have an unusual leasing business right now,” Bevirt said. “We are currently negotiating a lease for tenants worth more than 100,000 square feet.” He declined to give an expected timetable for when the building might be overcrowded.

The penthouse in Ashtarak has a small kitchen, a boardroom that companies can book, an open space for events, and an outdoor terrace with more plants, which Bevirt plans to do well during company cocktail hours.

There is also a gym in the building for people working there, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Water Ray Street. Additionally, there are dozens of 10-foot windows around the office floor walls that offer stunning views of the bay, Amalie Arena, Sparkman Wharf կենտրոն city center. According to the developers, all that light was intentional.

“When it’s 3 o’clock, everyone in the office needs a choice, be it coffee, sugar or anything to keep you going,” said Johann Koch, senior vice president of marketing. “THE CASE is really the opposite … You are not sitting in the blossoming light, which completely suppresses your energy. “You do not have to worry about gloomy air, because carbon dioxide accumulates in the environment.”

Making a thousand and one a priority for health, it increases employee productivity, thereby earning more money for the companies that own it, the developers said, making their hypothesis the center for future tenants. According to Birt, the sign of change is that companies’ human resources departments are becoming more and more involved in those tours and discussions.

“There is a war on talent in the United States … (և) we are an effective tool to help you recruit and retain,” he said. “When we meet with the big companies coming out of this city, the head of HR comes.”