Granite Tower

Project Location
Denver, CO

Owner 
KBS Real Estate Investment Trust III

Architect 
DLR Group

Market
Office

Services
Construction Management, General Contracting, Preconstruction, Self-Perform

Region
Central

Swinerton Office Location
Denver, Colorado

Keywords
Lobby Refresh, Building Expansion, Bike Storage, Conference Rooms, Fitness Center, Plaza Area, Curtain Wall, Café

After a competitive process, KBS, owner of Granite Tower, hired Swinerton to expand the building lobby, including adding bike storage, renovating the 2nd floor mezzanine, and building out the 3rd floor into conference rooms, fitness center and lounge totaling approximately 17,028 square feet.

Before construction started, Swinerton developed options for logistics and phasing plans to maintain access through the lobby, which balanced tenant safety with client schedule and budget.

Our plan included developing a 24/7 line of open communication between Swinerton personnel and the building engineer. All deliveries were planned well in advanced through a shared calendar with building management. This required scheduling around restricted loading dock and freight elevator access. Our team also coordinated with the building engineer to arrange for a dumpster location near the loading dock.

During construction, temporary finished walls were installed as well as dust protection to protect existing finishes and isolate building tenants from construction zones. Work was performed after hours to minimize disruption to others (oder, dust, noise, etc.).There was a focus on specific elevator bays at any given time to mitigate impacts to tenant egress.