US water and wastewater utility company American Water Works Company has started construction on its new corporate headquarters at One Water Street on the Camden Waterfront [pictured] in New Jersey.
The five-storey building will cover a total area of 20,400 sq m. It will be built between the Ben Franklin Bridge and Adventure Aquarium.
Upon completion, the facility will accommodate over 600 employees, consolidating four different locations in southern New Jersey.
Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the environmentally-friendly building will have panoramic views of the Philadelphia skyline, easy access to a waterfront park along the Delaware River, natural lighting, and a rooftop terrace. Gensler will serve as the interior designer of the building.
American Water president and CEO Susan Story said: “American Water and our employees are excited about our new home on the Camden Waterfront.
“We know this will be a place where we can become an even stronger presence in this great city; where we can attract and develop talent for today and the future; and where we can develop solutions to challenges for clean, safe, reliable and affordable water and water services for people across the country.”
Camden mayor Dana Redd said: “The construction of One Water Street marks another great chapter in our city’s history. I commend both Liberty Property Trust along with American Water for committing to Camden.
“This project also signifies a private investment of $1bn in our city. That commitment extends to hiring Camden residents and sourcing services and materials from Camden based companies. It will transform our waterfront and benefit our residents for many years to come.”
Construction work on the project is anticipated to last about 18 months and be completed in late 2018.
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