Stop us if you’ve heard this one recently: a Class A office building in a prominent location is getting a significant overhaul to help it compete for top companies in the creative workforce.
Now, here’s the twist. We’re not talking about Washington Square, Market East or even Market West, this time it’s happening in Plymouth Meeting.
Keystone Property Group (KPG) announced this week that they’ll be leading the redevelopment of One Plymouth Meeting, a 180,000-square-foot Brutalist-style office building, whose bright facade and slender windows are clearly visible from many lanes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
An “evening” rendering shows a dark pre-cast facade and many, many large windows. According to a press release from Keystone, “the nine-story building will be reimagined to reflect modern workplace demands, achieving LEED certification while receiving various amenities and a completely redeveloped interior and exterior.”
Along with the new skin (much like the project at 34 South 11th Street at East Market), the plan also calls for efficient floor plates and high ceilings.
Though it’s an office complex in the ‘burbs, location adjacent to the Plymouth Meeting Mall is seen as a major draw. “With walkable access to nearly a dozen restaurants, Whole Foods, and the onsite movie theater at Plymouth Meeting Mall, the reimagined One Plymouth will be the sort of dynamic office property that will engage employees as it inspires creative thinking,” said Rich Gottlieb, Partner at Keystone, in the press release.
Meyer Design Inc. out of Ardmore is the architect and designer for both the interior and exterior. A spokesperson for KPG said that a timeline for construction has not yet been set.