Holland Partner Group and North America Sekisui House are preparing to break ground this week on 1101 Westlake, a 150,000-square-foot office building in South Lake Union.
The six-story building is designed to help tech companies recruit talent. Neighboring employers include Amazon, the Gates Foundation, Group Health Cooperative and University of Washington.
"This building is ideal for companies that want to offer employees the opportunity to take full advantage of the 'live, work and play' lifestyle benefits of locating in South Lake Union," said Holland development director Marc Gearhart in a statement.
MulvannyG2 Architecture designed 1101 Westlake.
The building will have 13-foot-6-inch floor-to-floor heights and 29,000-square-foot floor plates suited for high-growth tech firms.
There will be a great room with Wi-Fi and breakout spaces for groups or private gatherings, as well as secure bike storage, shower and locker facilities, and underground parking.
The site is across from Lake Union Park, so there also will be kayak storage.
The general contractor is Holland Construction. Coughlin Porter Lundeen is the civil engineer and DCI Engineers is the structural engineer. Interior Architects is designing the interiors.
Construction is slated to finish in late 2015.
Kidder Mathews is leasing the building. The team includes Lloyd Low, Joe Lynch, Bob Conrad and Dan Harden.
Holland has been one of the most active developers in South Lake Union in recent years. A pair of neighboring projects are in the pipeline: 163 apartments at 1287 Westlake Ave. N. and 171 housing units at 1414 Dexter Ave. N.
In May an entity related to Holland paid $19 million for 1.4 acres at 810 Dexter Ave. N., where it plans to build 362-unit apartment building.
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