Commercial Offices

901 Washington Street, Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, PA

The redevelopment of this 100-year old paint plant will create a state-of-the-art, office complex in one of suburban Philadelphia's hottest office submarkets. The two-story, 82,000 sf building will feature high ceilings, modern design and river views. Located adjacent to the Spring Mill Regional Rail Station and the Schuylkill River Trail, it is ideally located in a rapidly evolving transit-oriented neighborhood. It is also the last manufacturing building to be redeveloped along the riverfront in Conshohocken.

Nave Newell managed the site design for this Brownfield redevelopment project which encountered significant hurdles during the land development approval process. The project required nine variances and creative stormwater management design with rain gardens and approval from DEPT to discharge into the Schuylkill River for this non-infiltrating site located within a floodplain. Working closely with DEP, Township officials and the developer, Nave Newell secured all necessary approvals for the project and worked with FEMA to change the Schuylkill River floodway delineation. With several other office development projects making their way through approvals in the area, expediting the process to complete the project and secure a tenant has been critical to the client. Construction is on track and scheduled to start by the end of 2015.

 


Crosspoint at Valley Forge, Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, PA

Credit: Don Pearse Photographers, Inc.

The Davis Cos. and MIM-Hayden Real Estate Funds partnered to transform two dated office buildings located at 530 and 580 E. Swedesford Road into a 272,000 sf, four story Class A office building with amenities such as a fitness center, cafe' and conference center. 

Nave Newell secured land development approvals, an NPDES permit and coordinated with the traffic consultant to obtain PennDOT HOP approvals. Due to the inability to infiltrate the site and existing downstream flooding problems, Nave Newell utilized non-traditional stormwater practices which included an irrigation cistern, rain gardens and wetland basins. The $30 million redevelopment of this 24 acre campus includes additional parking, landscaped courtyards, and tremendous visibility and is designed to meet LEED Certification requirements.  Construction was completed in 2014.

 


Saint-Gobain/CertainTeed North American Headquarters, East Whiteland Township, Chester County, PA

Rendering courtesy of Bernardon Haber Holloway Architects PC

The redevelopment of 20 Moores Road on the 65 acre Aegon Campus will create a new North American Headquarters for Saint-Gobain/CertainTeed, the world’s largest building materials firm.  Looking for room to grow, Saint-Gobain’s new $80 million headquarters will be a 320,000 sf, LEED certified facility built with many of their own materials.                     

Working closely with the DEP, Township officials and the developer, Nave Newell secured land development approvals and an NPDES permit within a Special Protection Watershed in less than 3 months. This was a challenging feat for a site with woods, fields, a pond, even a branch of Valley Creek running through.  Despite that, we obtained a “redevelopment” waiver, one of the first in PADEP’s Southeast Regional Office for the existing building which was located within the buffer; we also utilized priority review to obtain the NPDES permit in 45 days.  The overall team collaboration to reach a common goal and redevelop an underutilized site resulted in a quick turnaround.  Construction began in April 2014 and will be completed by August 2015.

 

3 Quarry Ridge, East Whiteland Township, Chester County, PA

Nave Newell acted as lead civil/site consultant for final approvals in the development of a $55 million office building at 3 Quarry Ridge in the Great Valley Corporate Center on Route 29 in East Whiteland Township, PA. The 200,000-square-foot, six-story building needed final geometry, surface parking, 710 stall parking garage, drainage, landscaping, utilities, and E&S modifications approved in time for a March 2013 construction start, with completion in mid-2014. Nave Newell completed documentation and secured an Updated Grading/E&S Permit from East Whiteland Township, as well as amended NPDES/E&S permit from CCCD and DEP. Nave Newell is also currently working with Liberty and the entire team to pursue for LEED certification.


                                         

One Country View, East Whiteland Township, Chester County, PA

Nave Newell acted as the lead civil/site consultant for final approvals for Liberty's plans to renovate their 5.6 acre, One Country View Road office complex located within the Great Valley Corporate Center.  The concept plan proposed building additions to increase the existing building to 52,000 sf with additional off-street parking areas and pedestrian walkways.  Site design work included the parking lot, sidewalk, entrance, ADA design compliance and stormwater management.  Nave Newell secured a permit from East Whiteland Township for updated grading/E&S as well as sewer allotment. Construction was completed in 2014.

 


240 Radnor Chester Road, Radnor Township, Delaware County, PA

Nave Newell worked with Keystone Property Group to  completely redevelop this 105,000 sf office complex over two phases.  Initial parking lot improvements included reconfiguration, expansion and  re-striping to create additional spaces, inclusion of grass islands,  and the conversion of the existing rear loading area to a main entryway.  The second phase incorporated a 2-story parking garage in the rear of  the site. Nave Newell prepared site plans, landscape/lighting plans and  stormwater management design during the course of the two phases.

Throughout the approval process, Nave Newell worked with the client and Township Engineer to design appropriate stormwater management controls for the existing and proposed conditions. For proper redevelopment of the existing site, Nave Newell also prepared a Demolition Plan showing areas where Keystone desired to preserve vs. remove existing pavement and associated site improvements. The result, an upgraded one and two story, Class A+ office complex in a highly desirable suburban Philadelphia location featuring a grand atrium entrance and improved circulation and parking.

                   

Executive Park at East Gate, Mount Laurel Township, Burlington County, NJ

The existing building, formerly utilized by one tenant  as an industrial office, was outdated and unoccupied. Keystone Property  Group selected Nave Newell to provide full land development services to  revitalize the 16.8-acre site of the existing building, renovate the  parking lot and provide landscape and vehicular traffic improvements.  The site was redeveloped to bring it up to current office standards and  make it more attractive to multiple tenants.

Challenges posed by the site’s location included a pond and wetlands located on the site, frontage on 3 streets and dead-end traffic from East & West Park Drives. Parking lot renovation work involved the reconfiguration of the northerly and southerly parking lot to include a reorientation of the parking spaces, inclusion of grass islands and the relocation of the entrance drives; construction of a drive aisle along the westerly side of the building is also needed to connect the two parking lots and improve traffic flow.

Nave Newell assisted the client’s attorney with application administration and meeting with client representatives and municipal officials to obtain approvals necessary for the project. As a result, Keystone Property Group has enhanced site with attractive, leasable office space, increased landscaping and improved traffic flow.

Award: 2007 Best Real Estate Deals, Rehab/Renovation Winner, Sponsored by the Philadelphia Business Journal

                    

Valley Forge Office Center, Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, PA

Nave Newell assisted Keystone Property Group with site  improvements associated with the expansion and upgrade of this  6-building, 480,000 sf business. Improvements included design to  accommodate multiple building entranceways while addressing ADA access,  grading, drainage and BMP design. The project also required  reconfiguration of the existing parking lots for additional parking  spaces and inclusion of grass islands, utility coordination, PennDOT  permitting for the construction of sidewalks and coordination with SEPTA  for a bus shelter along East Swedesford Road. Close coordination with  the Chester County Conservation District was needed to obtain erosion  and sediment plan approval and NPDES approval.