Jul 22, 2021 - Business

Water Street Tampa's newest building pushes wellness for a post-COVID workplace

A view from Thousand & One overlooking a rooftop greenhouse and garden at Heron, a residential building. Photo: Becca Meier/Axios

They're marketing Water Street Tampa's new Thousand & One as the city’s first anticipated WELL Core- and Shell-certified office building and first trophy office tower in nearly 30 years.

Why it matters: The developers hope wellness — like, actual physical and mental health — will be a giant draw in a post-COVID work culture.

What it means: The building is all about wellness and sustainability, with water features, landscaped awnings and terraces, natural light, water views, and indoor-outdoor spaces — all aimed at promoting health, happiness and increased productivity.

  • From the textured exterior meant to evoke mangroves to the quick Mitsubishi elevators to the shared amenities in the penthouse, Thousand & One raises the bar for office buildings in Tampa.

What's next: Developer Strategic Property Partners hopes the building, which opens next week, gives national companies a reason to relocate to Tampa.

  • "We have an extraordinary amount of leasing activity right now," said Dave Bevirt, an executive vice president for SPP.

By the numbers: The 20-story tower has 375,000 square feet of office space with 12,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.

  • Already leasing space are RSM, a global accounting firm, Suffolk Construction, one of the nation’s leading construction companies, and Sila Realty Trust Inc., a Tampa-based real estate investment trust.

More views of the building:

Awnings landscaped with native Florida plants at Thousand & One. Photo: Becca Meier/Axios
Thousand & One landscaping using plants that are native to Florida, including mature cypress trees. Photo: Seamus Payne
The lobby at Thousand & One. Photo: Seamus Payne

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