The first (and only) new Class A office tower to be built in the Philadelphia region since the start of the pandemic has finally wrapped up construction, as reported by Yahoo Finance. Focused on wellness, productivity, innovation and quality, Seven Tower Bridge sits along a scenic stretch of the Schuylkill river, a scene that helps the building stand as prominent as its goal to transform the post-pandemic workplace.
“As America reimagines its office life, Seven Tower Bridge reinvents how the corporate workplace can drive performance and support wellness, innovation and inspiration,” said Doug Fleit, Principal and CEO of AREP, who helped co-develop the building. “With best-in-class amenities and a stunning central location, this premier office destination affirms AREP’s pillars of accessibility, experiential environments and quality, beckoning the most successful companies to a workplace experience like no other.”
Matt Bosquez, Lead Asset Manager, Private Real Estate, Partners Group, said: “The riverside location of Seven Tower Bridge is unique and inspiring, and the project itself is a true transformation of the waterfront in Conshohocken. The seamless access to the outdoors and public transportation make this a place that truly represents the modern office environment.”
Transforming the Post-Pandemic Workplace
The building is already on track to receive the WELL Health-Safety Rating, as well as LEED Silver and Fitwel certifications, with design incorporating other key elements identified by the World Green Building Council and scientific research supporting health, satisfaction and productivity such as natural lighting, biophilia, walkable amenities and effective climate control.
Seven Tower Bridge is also among the select buildings to achieve WiredScore Gold certification for future-ready, best-in-class, secure Internet connectivity and infrastructure.
The building offers large, column-free floorplates to better support the design of flexible office spaces. Spacious, Wi-Fi enabled indoor and outdoor common areas are also included to facilitate socialization and collaboration in the new hybrid work environment.
Tenants also enjoy large conference and fitness centers, river view collaboration spaces, an outdoor patio and terrace and four parking levels that lift the offices 40 feet above grade to provide expansive views from even the first office floor. And just outside lies the 40-mile Schuylkill River bike trail, riverfront walking paths, 40+ boutique dining destinations, and the new SEPTA regional rail station serving Center City.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) suffuse the property with striking architectural design, like the nine-foot windows that line office floors, or the two-story lobby sits at the base, encased in glass walls and Texas Shell limestone.
“Seven Tower Bridge is a world class office tower where employees want to come to work and will perform their best,” said Donald Pulver, President of OTP, another co-developer of the tower. “The building combines the three elements that attract and inspire top talent: the most accessible location, extensive amenities, and sophisticated, urban-quality design. This environment dramatically improves the recruitment, retention, and energy of star performers – the return on investment to tenants is staggering.”