This project is a 138,000-square-foot tenant improvement project for BPX Energy.
Located on the top three levels of the Riverview at 1700 Platte building that Saunders recently completed, BP’s portion includes 230 offices separated by glass demountable partitions. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer natural lighting, as well as unbeatable views of the Denver skyline. This office space encourages comfort, collaboration and wellness, creating a modern work environment, which focuses on work-life balance.
From custom furniture to imported Calcutta marble patterned by water-cutting, this is truly a one-of-a-kind space. The office includes a cafe and coffee bar, micro kitchens, five river-side balconies, conference and huddle rooms, a two-story living wall in the lobby, and unique employee break areas such as a resting/meditation room and The Nest — a two-story room with a woven hammock suspended between the third and fourth floors, over-sized covered swings and a two-story preserved moss wall. A courtyard on the east side serves a dual purpose — an amenity for employees and a passive storm water quality filtration system, one of the first in Denver.
Located on the ground-floor with direct access to the Platte River through moveable glass walls, The Base — an employee-only recreational lounge — serves as a company gathering and meeting space. It features a media wall, fireplace, U-shaped bar used as a servery with corresponding bar-top seating, a custom-made aspen canopy and ping-pong tables.
Structural modifications to the building included a three-story “X” staircase. Fabricated in pieces and hoisted in through a 6-foot-by-8-foot window on the fourth floor, the porcelain staircase only took two days to assemble once inside the building. It’s a spectacular design element, meant to mimic the drilling rigs in the oil and gas industry, as well as pay homage to the owner’s formal name – BPX Energy.