Skip to main content
Start of main content

351 Water Street

Designed to provide a modern, healthy work environment

  • LEED

    Certified Gold

  • 388K

    Square Feet

  • 449

    Car Parkade

  • St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

    St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

A working space worth living in

The oldest city in North America, St. John’s offers an impressive backdrop for architecture. 351 Water Street—a major development that is helping revitalize the west end of downtown St. John’s—displays a balance of modern sophistication while taking inspiration from its historic surroundings. East Port Properties wanted to provide the healthiest most human environment possible for people working in downtown St. John’s by creating a sustainable, innovative office building.

An office tower standing above a six-level parkade, 351 Water Street has access to prime retail and commercial space. Tenants on all six floors benefit from views of St. John’s Harbour, colorful downtown spaces, and the scenic Waterford River Valley. Our design team created office spaces that take advantage of natural daylight while also promoting collaboration and increased interaction. Workstation layout and neutral interior colors focus views to the outside, making the harbor and city background prominent, live pictures.

351 Water Street is the first LEED® Gold certified building in Newfoundland and Labrador. Among its many sustainable features is the use of St. John’s Harbour as an energy source—for both heating and cooling. Capitalizing on this natural resource has resulted in 35% less energy usage as shown in the actual operating costs of the building over the past two years. With a combination of aesthetic excellence and sustainable offerings, 351 Water Street is helping elevate St. John’s.

At a Glance

Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification, Accessibility Certified Gold, 2019
Canadian Consulting Engineers Awards, Buildings, 2016
CPCI Real Estate Development Award of Excellence (Canadian Precast Concrete Institute), 2014

Innovation and revitalization

The first building in Newfoundland to be heated with innovative seawater technology

skip transcript

Mayor Dennis O’Keefe

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.

Judy Wall

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.

Kerry Gosse

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.

Mayor Dennis O’Keefe

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.

Kerry Gosse

This building is the first in Newfoundland to be heated and cooled by using sea water.

Judy Wall

We’re using new technology in terms of multi-stack chillers and control systems that allow vastly reduced energy costs.

Mayor Dennis O’Keefe

This is the beginning of the revitalization of the west end of Water Street.

Kerry Gosse

It’s made a statement, it’s recognizable and it has become a landmark.

skiped transcript
Meet Our Team

Bernard (Bernie) Ropson, Principal

New technologies grab my attention. Where I see value, I engage our teams early. This is essential to quality control for our clients.

Kerry Gosse, Principal, Heritage Building Specialist

The challenge of being a discipline lead for a business center? The role spreads across three provinces!
Kerry Gosse Principal, Heritage Building Specialist Read More

Brad Dawe, Principal, Buildings

I approach design with the bigger picture in mind—I’m proud to have a role in shaping safe and sustainable infrastructure in my community.

Leslie (Lez) Snow, Senior Associate, Architecture

If you don’t understand—ask, if you don’t agree—challenge it.
Leslie (Lez) Snow Senior Associate, Architecture Read More

Bernard (Bernie) Ropson


Kerry Gosse

Principal, Heritage Building Specialist

Brad Dawe

Principal, Buildings

Leslie (Lez) Snow

Senior Associate, Architecture

We're better together

  • Become a client

    Partner with us today to change how tomorrow looks. You’re exactly what’s needed to help us make it happen in your community.

    Contact Us
  • Design your career

    Work with passionate people who are experts in their field. Our teams love what they do and are driven by how their work makes an impact on the communities they serve.

    Join the Team
End of main content
To top