Transwestern has completed a capital improvement program for 300 Kimball Drive in Parsippany, Morris County, N.J. The significant renovations include a modern redesign of the main lobby and state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as extensive upgrades to modernize the building’s full, eat-in bistro, transforming what was a single-tenant building into a full-service, multi-tenanted, Class A office facility.
“For the past year, we have focused on updating this impressive building and adding amenities that will appeal to today’s tenants,” Transwestern Principal James Postell said. “We are excited to finally unveil a brand new look and feel that will make a company proud to call 300 Kimball their base of operations.”
Transwestern most recently completed a full renovation of the building’s 4,900 s/f, first-floor lobby, which now features new stainless steel pillars, Italian polished marble flooring, Shaw carpet tiles and wood wall covering. The lobby renovation also included eliminating a wooden partition that separated the public and employee entrances, creating a modern, open and well-lit space conducive for multiple tenants.
In late 2012, Transwestern embarked on the capital improvement plan, managed by the Nicholson Corporation in conjunction with the architecture firm Gensler.
In June, Transwestern unveiled the building’s redesigned 8,600 s/f bistro, which incorporates additional seating for both group and individual dining. Complementing the renovated interior space is the existing outdoor terrace directly adjacent to the bistro, which provides ample seating and allows employees to work or relax outside at tables fitted with large umbrellas.
In May, 300 Kimball officially opened a 3,000 s/f fitness center, comprised of a wide variety of cardio and weight machines, free weights, yoga space and flat-screen televisions. The tenant-only fitness center also includes men’s and women’s locker rooms with two showers.
“When repositioning an asset, it has become the industry standard to provide a grand lobby reflective of a tenant’s brand image, upgraded common areas and hallways, an on-site gym and high-quality food service,” said Transwestern’s Matthew McDonough. “At 300 Kimball, we’ve just completed all of these improvements, giving the space a brand new identity and personality.”