DENVER – Prime West Companies and Partners Group have broken ground on 6900 Layton Ave. in Denver, a LEED Gold 380,000-square-foot class AA office building located at the southeast corner of Newport Street and Layton Avenue. The expected delivery of the property is set for the summer of 2020.
Located just 200 feet from the Belleview Station platform, 6900 Layton is the latest addition to the dynamic Belleview Station transit-oriented development. Currently, the building is 40 percent pre-leased to Newmont Mining Corporation (NYSE: NEM).
Prime West and Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, have partnered on the project. (Partners Group is investing on behalf of its clients). The Weitz Company is general contractor for the project, and Gensler’s Denver studio is the architect. Belleview Station’s master developer is Front Range Land and Development Co., from whom Prime West and Partners Group purchased the land. Ryan Stout, managing director, along with Nathan J. Bradley, managing director, and Zachary T. Williams, director, of Cushman & Wakefield are the leasing agents for the project.
Belleview Station is attracting Fortune 500 companies like Newmont Mining Corporation and Western Union (NYSE: WU), along with trend-setting retailers such as Los Chingones, Corvus Coffee and Sushi-rama amongst others.
“Belleview Station is well on its way to redefining how people can work, shop, dine and live all in one place – making it a signature asset for economic development and underscoring Denver’s position as a leading city for business success,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “We’re proud to celebrate the latest premier office space to take shape at one of Denver’s many transit-oriented development sites.”
“Like One Belleview Station, our goal is to provide a progressive and dynamic workspace and 6900 Layton achieves that goal,” explains Jim Neenan, president and CEO of Prime West. “The vision for this community has come to fruition thanks to the careful curation of retailers, multi-family and office partners by Front Range Land and Development, and we look forward to being a part of the continuing growth at Belleview Station.”
“We are seeing strong interest in the remaining top five floors at 6900 Layton as a result of the incredible amenity package, prominent building signage available and the urban-suburban community at Belleview Station.” Stout said.
6900 Layton offers a walkable urban environment; a large fitness facility with exterior views; private yoga room and lockers; and a first-in-class bike storage accompanied by a fix-it station. The ground floor will host up to 15,000 square feet of retail space and a lobby designed with timeless detailing and ample community furniture.
Additionally, the building has an elevated, west-facing exterior terrace, paired with a tenant lounge that will house communal workspace and a gaming area. A large, column-free, 36,150-square-foot flexible floorplate allows for adaptation to multiple space-planning strategies and the floor-to-ceiling glass around the entire perimeter of the floorplan showcases amazing views of the Front Range.
“Weitz is excited to build another great project with our partners at Prime West, Cushman & Wakefield and Gensler. Having completed a successful project at One Belleview Station last year with the same partners, we know this project will be a great addition to this thriving transit-oriented development in the Denver Tech Center,” said Bruce Porter, general manager and executive vice president of The Weitz Company.