The challenge Following the premature notice of a tenancy agreement, the owner of the Officia III building has to search for a new tenant. However, this dated single-tenant office building with its precast concrete kerbs, brickwork façade and undesirable energy label pales by comparison with the cutting-edge contemporary architecture on display in the rest of the Southaxis business district.
This challenge called for a financially viable redevelopment plan with a proposition that offered the greatest possible certainty of rental. The building’s unique selling points such as its location, its figure-eight structure and its expansive floor space provided the cornerstones for this plan.
To successfully relaunch Officia III on the rental market, a thorough renovation was needed to transform it into a sustainable multi-tenant building. On behalf of the owner, CBRE took care of the integral development and supervision of redevelopment up to and including the execution and completion of the renovations.
This work consisted of:
Creating multi-tenant capability by extending and upgrading the existing entrance
Boosting the building’s appeal by fitting a high-quality insulated spider-glass façade at both the De Boelelaan entrance and on De Klencke. The spider glass keeps out over 70% of the incoming solar heat.
Thoroughly cleaning and insulating the rest of the façade using an ISPO system. The façade as a whole forms part of the thermal shell of the building. Improving the insulation in this way was a relatively low-cost solution.
Replacing the windows with HR++ glazing and fitting the frames with a film that contributes to a renewed look. The glazing on the atrium side was replaced by durable glass of high technical standard.
Enlarging the lettable area with an impressive atrium created by roofing over the courtyard.
Upgrading the energy label to EPA-U label B or higher, in order to compete with other Southaxis office premises in terms of climate technology.
Renovating the building’s installations with a view to flexible working concepts and obtaining a sustainable energy label
Improving and redesigning the entire outside area.
Making space on the roof of the office building for approximately 450 m2 of solar panels.
In just six months, 6,450 m2 of floor area was completely renovated and made sustainable within the agreed schedule and budget. All of these changes have upgraded the property from its original energy label (G) to the highest energy label (A). The result: it has now been fully let to a major client on a long-term basis and in advance of the official delivery date. The new tenant expects to move into the premises at the end of 2016, following completion of the fitting-out phase.
Officia III - after renovation
| De Boelelaan 27, Klencke 10-12 | Multi-tenant function | Built 1988 | 7.224 m2 GFA | 6.338 m2 GLA | 3 storeys | Two main entrances | Energy classification A | Officia II, Officia I, and Officia II are on common ground of the owner |