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New office ends half-century hiatus

Jez Abbott
Wednesday 13 Mar 2019

The high-tech nerve center will attract innovators and entrepreneurs

A city's first speculative office property in over 50 years is nearing completion.

The stepped building, called 25 Kent, covers a full city block in Williamsburg, Virginia, and totals 500,000-square foot of space.

Architects Hollwich Kushner designed a high-tech nerve centre that will bring innovators and entrepreneurs together in a flexible, collaborative workspace.

The campus takes its cues from context, stacking a series of warehouse-like forms that pay homage to the neighborhood’s industrial past.

A retail-lined pedestrian street runs through the center of the structure to enhance pedestrian connectivity. The double frontage creates a sheltered, lively social core.

Each floor of the building is designed to adapt to future tenants’ specific needs. Smaller companies can occupy subdivisions of a floor and benefit from cross-pollination.

Larger, established companies can occupy a full floor to create a cohesive work environment. Gensler is design development architect.

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