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351 Water Street

Designed to provide a modern, healthy work environment

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

The oldest city in North America, St. John’s offers an impressive backdrop for architecture. A major development in support of revitalizing the west end of downtown St. John’s, 351 Water Street displays a balance of modern sophistication while taking inspiration from its historic surroundings.

This innovative six-storey office tower resides above prime retail and commercial space and includes a much needed six level parkade. Tenants on all floors benefit from views of St. John’s harbour, colorful downtown, and scenic Waterford River Valley. Our design professionals created office spaces that take advantage of natural daylight and at the same time promote collaboration and increased interaction. Workstation layout and neutral interior colours focus views to the outside such that background 'live pictures' of the harbour and city are prominent.

351 Water Street is LEED Gold registered, with all tenant fit-up spaces required to be designed to the same Gold standard. As this landmark structure is located in the heart of the city’s harbour front we recommended that the facility use natural tide technology making it the first seawater heated and cooled building in Newfoundland and Labrador. This innovative technology uses the thermal energy of the tides that flow beneath the building’s harbor front land to heat and cool the building, and is expected to provide significant environmental and economic benefits.

Innovation and revitalization in downtown St. John’s

351 Water St.: the first building in Newfoundland to be heated with innovative seawater technology is also revitalizing downtown St. John’s.

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<p><b>Mayor Dennis O’Keefe</b></p> <p>This is the first modern office building to go up in the west end of Water Street and it’s part of the heritage of the west end and it also revitalizes the west end.</p> <p><b>Judy Wall</b></p> <p>Our plan right from the beginning was to create a sustainable, innovative, creative building for people to work in. We’ve achieved that through the amount of natural light, the large floor plate which allows for openness.</p> <p><b>Kerry Gosse</b></p> <p>When you look at the first floors the texture of the building, all blend in with the historic downtown area and then we’ve got 360 degrees of glass all around the perimeter so there’s no bad spaces inside the building. The whole project has opened up the west end of Water Street for the community. There’s a restaurant in the building, there’s shopping back there there’s parking which was in much demand.</p> <p><b>Mayor Dennis O’Keefe</b></p> <p>It will bring more economic activity and more social activity into the downtown. The ocean and the harbour has always been the heart and soul of the city. We’ve lived by it, we’ve lived of it and on it and this building is an example on how we’re continuing to do that using modern technology.</p> <p><b>Kerry Gosse</b></p> <p>This building is the first in Newfoundland to be heated and cooled by using sea water.</p> <p><b>Judy Wall</b></p> <p>We’re using new technology in terms of multi-stack chillers and control systems that allow vastly reduced energy costs.</p> <p><b>Mayor Dennis O’Keefe</b></p> <p>This is the beginning of the revitalization of the west end of Water Street.</p> <p><b>Kerry Gosse</b></p> <p>It’s made a statement, it’s recognizable and it has become a landmark.</p>

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