New WELL Core office building adds 12,000-square-feet of retail space in Water Street Tampa
Tampa-based real estate development firm Strategic Property Partners, LLC (SPP) has announced the opening of Thousand & One, Tampa’s first anticipated WELL Core and Shell-certified office building and first trophy office tower in nearly 30 years. As part of the innovative Water Street Tampa district transforming downtown Tampa into a walkable mixed-use neighborhood, Thousand & One employs a wellness-oriented, indoor-outdoor office environment meant to promote well-being and increase productivity among tenants.
“With the opening of Thousand & One, we’ve achieved our vision of creating a best-in-class office space that will give companies in Tampa room to expand and national companies a reason to relocate,” said David Bevirt, Executive Vice President of Corporate Leasing and Strategy for SPP. “We’ve already had strong interest, but now, coming out of the pandemic, we’re seeing increased momentum as companies look to upgrade their offices for the post-Covid work environment. Employees and employers alike are seeking healthier work spaces that focus on the well-being of tenants and Thousand & One is leading the charge to define that experience in Tampa.”
Blending indoor and outdoor spaces in Water Street
Designed by COOKFOX, the 20-story tower introduces 375,000 square feet of office space with 12,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. True to COOKFOX’s signature biophilic design philosophy, the building has been designed to connect people to nature and blend indoor and outdoor spaces, an approach shown to reduce stress, enhance creativity and improve overall well-being.
Thousand & One features everything office workers are seeking today: floor-to-ceiling windows with water-facing views, flexible floorplans and lushly landscaped terraces offering access to the outdoors. The dynamic floorplates have been designed to accommodate a range of tenant sizes and offer double-height terraces that boost natural light while inviting fresh air and indoor-outdoor office set-ups. Encouraging collaboration, community and personal development, the building is also home to a town-hall-style gathering space, an open-air conference space and an employee fitness center.
First pre-certified WELL neighborhood in the world
Thousand & One anticipates receiving WELL Core and Shell certification by the International WELL Building Institute, which designated Water Street Tampa as the first pre-certified WELL neighborhood in the world. WELL designation reflects a building or community’s commitment to promoting well-being for residents, tenants and visitors through specific science-backed design and policy strategies based on principles of light, air, water, nourishment, movement, materials, mind and community. At Thousand & One, these initiatives include a higher standard for air filtration that provides more fresh outdoor air than traditional office buildings and rigorous cleaning protocols.
Reflecting the larger vision of Water Street Tampa as an active and engaging neighborhood, Thousand & One offers a dynamic, community-oriented atmosphere. The building will be programmed with neighborhood-serving retail on the ground floor, provide access to the attractions along Water Street’s thoroughfare and feature a public plaza with landscaping, benches and an interactive art installation. SPP is excited to unveil the plaza and art installation later this summer.
Creating and promoting walkable neighborhoods in Tampa
With the addition of the city’s first downtown trophy office tower, Water Street Tampa creates a new lifestyle experience for Tampa, where residential opportunities and office space are not only within walking distance, but also surrounded by a vibrant neighborhood with abundant green space, dining and retail. The district promotes a walkable, all-encompassing lifestyle where everyday necessities and sought-after amenities are within a few-blocks radius, creating a highly anticipated 15-minute city experience.
Ahead of the official opening, SPP has received strong interest in Thousand & One from prospective tenants across a variety of industries, including professional services, technology, health sciences and coworking — many of which are booming across Tampa. RSM, a global accounting firm, Suffolk Construction, one of the nation’s leading construction firms, and Sila Realty Trust Inc., a Tampa-based real estate investment trust, have already signed leases at Thousand & One.
150,000 square feet of unique waterfront loft-style office space
Global commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield is exclusively handling leasing efforts for Thousand & One. Earlier this year, SPP delivered a creative Class-A office and retail building, Sparkman Wharf, which offers 150,000 square feet of unique waterfront loft-style office space. For more information, please visit the area’s website.
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