SomeraRoad, Inc. is changing cinema into “Field Workplace”, a brand new fashionable Class A workplace house in Pittsburgh’s SouthSide Works | state

PITTSBURGH, Dec 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – SomeraRoad, Inc., a Nashville and new York-based commercial real estate investment and development firm announced the first new product offering as part of its planned live-work-play-stay redevelopment of the SouthSide Works property in. closed Pittsburghs South side. The company acquired the project in March 2020 and intends to inject $ 130 million under development in the micro-neighborhood.

Creative reuse shines brightest in “Box Office” – an innovative new space in Pittsburgh, PA at @SouthsideWorks

SomeraRoad, together with architecture partner HOOK, has completed an ambitious adaptive reuse of the former SouthSide Works Cinema. The “Box office “ Projekt has transformed the former cinema into a new 77,000 square meter cinema. Class A office space. The modern interiors, surrounded by plenty of natural light and outdoors, provide a first-class workspace in this dynamic and convenient neighborhood. The product is aimed at future-oriented technology and creative tenants who want a new or expanded home in Pittsburgh, and companies looking to attract top talent by providing exceptional office space.

The box office offers expansive views and world-class amenities, including a 7,000-square-foot. open plan lobby, complete with a grand staircase and open porch, and a 1,700 square foot. private outside terrace. The immediate neighborhood is easily accessible on foot, with easy access to cycling and hiking trails, extensive grocery and beverage stores, grocery stores, cafes, bars and restaurants, outdoor areas and Carson Street. The project will add an estimated 400 daily traffic on the property, adding an added incentive to the new retail tenant mix.

“The large entrance of the cinema, the high ceilings and the efficiently usable floor slab, paired with steel and glass facades and the appealing reusable atmosphere create a unique office conversion option, which, especially in connection with this lively, walk-in and pleasant neighborhood, offers a product , the Pittsburgh never seen “said Jonathon Reeser, Director of Acquisitions and Asset Management at SomeraRoad.

SomeraRoad hired HOK, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm to design the box office. Work on the project began in summer 2020.

“We were thrilled to have the opportunity to transform a segmented, dark theater into a flexible, light-filled workspace for the tech industry and the creative class,” said Eric Linebarger, Senior Project Designer at HOK. “The design honors the building’s earlier use, but includes increased amenities, plenty of outdoor space, and industrially-inspired design components that keep the workplace energized for decades.”

Box Office is an anchor for SomeraRoad’s live-work-play-stay model for SouthSide Works. Located in the heart of one of Pittsburghs the busiest neighborhoods, the company’s leadership team envisioned a vibrant urban campus with a focus on accessibility and convenience. The property has ample parking; a central location to the city center Pittsburgh and the Med-Ed-Tech epicenter of Oakland and the east end of the city; and direct access to hiking trails and river banks via the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. The numerous offers include a diverse tenant mix of retail, entertainment, art and gastronomy concepts, with more to follow.

“The Box Office is a microcosm of Pittsburgh. It is a converted cinema that rests on a former steel mill site and is ideally suited for prominent transformative economic use. This transformation reflects that of our regions from a predominantly blue-based economy to a, which is the epicenter of employee resurgence, “said Herky Pollock, Executive Vice President and Northeast Director of the Retailer Services Group of CBRE, Inc.

SomeraRoad and its leasing team at CBRE have added a large number of new tenants to the existing mix of retail, lifestyle and corporate tenants such as Amazon, General Dynamics, American Eagle Headquarters, Duquesne Energy, REI and Urban Outfitters. Fred Rogers Productions and Rite Aid will move into the spring of 2022. Additionally, Pins Mechanical will open over 30,000 square feet in the summer of 2022. of space with duckpin bowling, pinball, classic arcade games, boccia, pong pong and much more.

“Although there have been other adaptive reuse projects here recently, there has been no other adaptive reuse in the history of the City of Pittsburgh can match the character and specialty of the box office at SouthSide Works, “said Carmine DiLucente, Vice President of CBRE, Inc. (Pittsburgh Office). “From the spectacular lobby, which also serves as a meeting area for all employees with a shared monumental staircase, to the 5 m high ceilings on the second floor, to the private balconies with a view of the new town square – no other office building is comparable. Even the box office offers unprecedented branding opportunities to an anchor tenant who can use the former movie theater’s signage to create an unparalleled identity at the heart of a thriving living, working, gaming and recreation environment. “

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