1408 Roseneath


1408 Roseneath Road

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We were brought on to complete the construction in this 50,000 square foot space.

The Scope

1408 Roseneath was a underwhelming warehouse with very little potential. We completed a full adaptive reuse of the space to create Class A office space.  Most notably, we carefully preserved the façade, garage doors, and floor slabs throughout. In a joint venture with KB Building Services and Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, we acted as the general contractor and provided the superintendent on the job.

The Details

Our Role: Construction

Developer: Roseleigh Partners

Client: Roseleigh Partners

Architect: Architecture Design Office (ADO)

Designer: Baskervill Design

SF: 50,000

Budget: $6,500,000

THE PROJECT: Expand the availability of high-end office in a retail and residential area.

Scott’s Addition has for several years been one of the hottest real estate markets in the city, known for its retail (breweries, mostly) and cool apartments. One property type lacking?Modern, high-end office space. In August 2016, and in partnership with two other investors, UrbanCore helped acquire three attached buildings in Scott’s Addition totaling more than 50,000 square feet on 1.8 acres, with the goal of adding more “work” to the “live, work, and play” adage. We closed on the building without tenants and began core-and-shell work – HVAC, slabs, roof, and exterior improvements – to get the property stabilized, and very quickly signed tenant leases. That’s when the real work began.

Matt Bauserman had that vision, purchasing the dormant Mark Building at 300 E. Broad St. in 2013. The prominent corner building was once home to a department store and (we think) basement speakeasy during the Prohibition years, which today serves as an underground theater. Bauserman took residence on the top floor, renting out a few apartments below. But when the adjoining building next door at 304 E. Broad St. came up for sale, he jumped on the opportunity and tapped UrbanCore to connect the two buildings with openings, and advise throughout the process. 

THE CHALLENGE: Coordinate three tenants, three timelines, and three unique demands.

Three tenants were lined up for the space – each with their own move-out and move-in deadlines, and each with their own particulars and plans. It was a tricky challenge, but for us, it was game on. We collaborated with each tenant to work through their design plans and select their fixtures and high end finishes. We built out all three offices in 90 days, converting the interiors to hip workspaces that feature polished concrete floors, exposed ceilings and ducts, large windows, and custom fixtures and finishes specific to each client. UrbanCore project managers and superintendents are highly communicative with clients – many of whom have never gone through the construction process before – to help them make selections that fit into their tight timelines. The UrbanCore team is also well-versed in understanding the process to organize and order those fixtures and finishes that require long lead times for delivery.

THE RESULT: On time, on budget, and off to work. 

The UrbanCore team successfully coordinated three tenant move-ins and build-outs while sticking to their timelines and budgets. The Roseneath development has allowed three new businesses to relocate to Scott’s Addition, providing additional momentum to a neighborhood mostly known for its retail and residential scene. Offices create new and additional foot traffic, which means nearby retail – restaurants, breweries, shops – further prosper during weekdays, and nearby apartments and condos witness an increased pool of prospects who may want to live where they work and play.

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Images courtesy of Mick Anders