1551 Wewatta was an existing 10-story 300,000 SF Class A office building constructed in 2003 for the Gates Corporation. Renovations of the existing lobby included a new entrance and the expansion of the two-story public space with a new all-glass curtain wall system that engages and activates the street, providing a dynamic new arrival sequence for the building. Interior modifications of the lobby involved the addition of a grand stair with auditorium seating, greater security features, visitor amenities, a mailroom, bike storage, and meeting rooms.
A new exterior roof deck at Level 4 on the previously unoccupied and underutilized roof features an elevated garden with raised planting beds, lawn areas and roof paver zones. The terrace connects the workplace directly to nature and includes amenities such as a gas fire pit, built-in barbecue grills and catering counters.
The existing ground floor fitness center was relocated to the opposite side of the building and includes new open fitness areas with specialty flooring and locker rooms.
The exterior roof deck connects tenants to the bustling streetscape four stories below