MetWest International recently celebrated the topping out of MetWest Two, a new build-to-suit office building for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Tampa.
Placing the last beam of the new PwC
headquarters in place, the 250,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed by December 2012. The new space is part of MetWest International
, an award-winning, mixed-use center located in the Westshore Business District across from Tampa International Airport
and International Plaza
off of Boy Scout Boulevard in Tampa.
“The fact that there is a substantial construction project underway in our Westshore Business District is an indication that companies are looking forward and making decisions based on what they perceive as an improving economy,” says Angela Odell, managing director of leasing at Taylor & Mathis
, the building's development manager.
According to Odell, the building was 100 percent pre-leased by PwC. Upon completion, the company will relocate nearly 2,000 of its employees to the new headquarters from various Tampa locations.
“PwC and the landlord are investing millions into this,” Odell says. “An indication that there were many positive elements to proceeding with this project.”
Ultimately, general contractor Skanska
and architect tvsdesign
expect the building core and shell to achieve LEED Gold Certification
, offering PwC an intelligently designed, efficient office space among companies such as Atkins
, Skanska, Greystar Management Services
, Principal Life Insurance Company
, Intelident Solutions
, Sagicor Life Insurance Company
, Residential Financial Corporation
and ASPire Financial Services
Once complete, MetWest International will offer 1 million square feet of Class A office space
Writer: Alexis Quinn Chamberlain
Source: Angela Odell, Taylor & Mathis