Downtown Tampa’s Wells Fargo Center has a newly renovated lobby as part of a multi-million dollar renovation.
Prospects and tenants have responded favorably to the building’s newly-installed amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, conference room with a 90” TV, modern café, and internet lounge. The partnership spent nearly $100,000 on new fitness center equipment alone.
Hi-tech and amenity-rich offices give employers the edge in appealing to the younger, upwardly-mobile employee that typically wants to work downtown.
Both the fitness center and the new Corner Café have proved to be particularly appealing to younger employees. The new café replaced a nondescript delicatessen with few healthy options and drab seating. In its place is an airy, contemporary eatery with an extensive menu and seating to suit almost every taste — low-slung banquettes, counter height stools and faux-leather chairs with little swivel desks on which to prop an iPad.
To brighten and open up other areas, dark wooden doors were replaced with glass ones. Old ceiling panels have been removed, raising ceiling heights to 13 feet and giving the space a hip, loft-like feel. In the elevator banks, ’80s-style marble flooring has been replaced with pure white porcelain tiles that reflect the new energy-efficient LED lights overhead. The elevators themselves are intelligently programmed to anticipate when a certain floor will be at peak-demand times.
The lobby was updated with new seating areas, a multimedia screen, new lighting, and electronic directories.
Additional renovations included modernizing the building systems and infrastructure with a state-of-the-art elevator system for both the building and the garage, as well as a new roof. Extensive upgrades were made to the building’s parking garage as well as the tenant common spaces, such as new tile floors, new lighting, new carpeting, and bathroom upgrades.
As the “re-inventors” of the office building Feldman Equities and Tower Realty Partners specialize in turning around underperforming and distressed office assets.