Located in the lower Queen Anne neighborhood, Holland America Group recently occupied their new headquarters that consolidates all employees to one, central location. In order to meet the required move in date required for Holland America, the construction required that the tenant scope begin construction prior to the landlord’s contractor obtaining occupancy on the core and shell Unimark was able to work successfully with the core and shell contractor to help assure Holland America Group was not delayed in occupying their new space.
This new space is equipped with redundant systems to keep operations alive even during catastrophic events. Once completed, the project included over 25,000 square yards of carpet, over 10,000 square feet of teak wood flooring, and over 12,000 square feet of fabric wall panels, just to name a few.
The emergency power system for Holland America is unique in the sense that there are two separate generators, but the radiator is located remotely on the roof while both generators are located on the first floor within a concrete parking garage. As it is uncommon for the radiator to be located at such a large distance from the generator, the engineer and generator manufacturer were also new to this design. By engaging a seasoned custom piping contractor that has installed custom systems all over the country, Unimark was able to bring all three parties to the table to get creative and hit the problem from all sides. Each party was able to bring their best practice ideas to the table to provide the most effective solution for the client.
The building is now home to 800+ employees who utilize the new locker rooms, fitness center, 6th floor café and 6 other kitchenette galleys throughout the building.