Skanska USA Ready to Start Development of West Memorial Place II
- Sep 11, 2014
Skanska USA Commercial Development will soon begin work on the development of West Memorial Place II, a 381,000-square-foot office building in the Energy Corridor. The 14-story office building will rise on the company’s 12-acre site on Memorial Drive, where the company is on track with the development of the first tower, West Memorial Place I.
Design-wise, West Memorial Place II will feature a lobby with 18-foot ceilings and Italian marble, stone and wood finishes and floor plates designed to accommodate as many as eight column-free corner offices. In addition, the project will include a fitness center with lockers and showers and an on-site café.
West Memorial Place I and II are targeted to obtain LEED Platinum certification. If they manage to obtain the needed 80 points, the two buildings will be the Houston Energy Corridor’s first to achieve the platinum rating. The developers hope to bring this goal to fruition by implementing sustainable features such as a mechanical system with an energy recovery wheel and magnetic bearings in the chillers for energy efficiency; the use of tenant convenience and demand-controlled ventilation; and the use of a high-efficiency glass system meant to protect against glare and heat gain.
“Through the development of West Memorial Place II, we are able to offer tenants another healthy, sustainable workplace on a campus-like setting with easy accessibility to Terry Hershey Park hiking, biking and nature trails and a host of other amenities,” said Michael Mair, executive vice president & regional manager of Skanska USA Commercial Development.
Rendering courtesy of Skanska USA Commercial Development