Hunter Roberts Moves to 55 Water Street
December 12, 2014 – On the cusp of Hunter Roberts Construction Group’s 10th anniversary, the company moved its New York headquarters into an exciting new office on the 51st floor of 55 Water Street last week.
“Hunter Roberts takes pride in hiring the most qualified employees in the region,” said Hunter Roberts CEO and President James C. McKenna. “As we enter our second decade as a company, we wanted to honor our employees’ dedication and set ourselves up for a successful second decade in business.”
Designed by The Switzer Group, Hunter Roberts estimated, purchased, and managed the construction of the 37,000-SF space themselves, allowing the new office to serve not only as a home to the company’s hard-working employees, but as an excellent example of the high standards the company achieves in constructing corporate interiors.
The space is crisp, friendly, open and professional. The office features a terrazzo and wood-embellished lobby and conference gallery, more than a dozen state-of-the-art conference rooms, including a 36-seat training room, and an expansive centralized employee lounge that includes banquette seating and a rustic flophouse oak accent wall made from reclaimed boards. It is well designed and provides ample space to organize refreshments and store meals. Further, like the many touchdown stations scattered throughout the office, the lounge serves as a breakout space for small groups to have quick gatherings over a cup of coffee in order to stimulate collaboration and discussions.
Conference spaces include Creston control boxes with office-wide video and audio integration, and 70-inch LED displays. The conference rooms are concentrated on the northwest side of the office to ensure security and document control protocols. Other features include a second, private Conference Center kitchen, centralized print center, and private glass-front offices for company executives.
Several months after its formation in February 2005, Hunter Roberts established its New York headquarters at Brookfield Place / World Financial Center. As that property continues its redevelopment into a mixed-use shopping and office destination anchored by major corporate and retail tenants, Hunter Roberts’ executives desired a quieter, more intimate location for their headquarters office.
The new office is close to subway and bus routes, ferry service to Midtown Manhattan, Jersey City, and Hoboken, and is surrounded by restaurants, shops, and interesting historical destinations.
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