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A new three-storey building, named the Henderson Business Centre, offers an
opportunity for local businesses in need of retail or office spaces.
The L-shaped building is located on a vacant lot between Kimberly Avenue and Helmsdale Avenue. The property faces Henderson Highway, which has average traffic counts of 39,200 vehicles passing per 24 hours, according to the City of Winnipeg’s 2012 traffic flow map. Downtown is a 10-minute drive and East St. Paul is not far, either.
According to Marlene Spletzer of Crystal Developers, a real estate analysis of the neighbourhood concluded that "there are a minimum number of new office buildings in the area. Most are office towers built in the 1980s or early 1990s".
These facts translate into a wealth of opportunities for businesses wanting commercial visibility and connection to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.
Office space is available on the upper two levels of the Henderson Business Centre which will house Crystal Properties Limited and Crystal Developers Limited as its anchor tenants. The building has both office and retail lease opportunities on the ground floor. Units vary from 1,050 square feet to 4,800 square-feet, but can be combined as needed. They also feature storefront glazing, allowing maximum transparency to Henderson Highway.
The Henderson Business Centre is breathes new life into an otherwise barren and vacant lot. The architecture enhances the built environment of Henderson Highway and surrounding buildings. Several design features speak to this goal.
According to Corey Greenham, an associate with LM Architectural Group, "most of the neighbourhood is low lying residential." The ground floor has been recessed back from the upper two levels to not only keep the building low but to provide shade, cover the entrances and create visual interest.
In addition, the L shape provides a large entry plaza that offers reprieve from the busy street and accommodates a gathering space for people. Moveable seating, new trees and landscaping will enliven the plaza. To provide a visual connection through the site, two ends of the building have been carved out and replaced with floor to ceiling curtainwall and the atrium has been made fully transparent. The visual connections allow expansive views of the tree canopy, neighbourhood buildings and busy street, but also provide natural daylighting and create a vibrant esthetic.
Construction is expected to be completed in the spring of 2015. For more information on leasing opportunities, contact the marketing agent, DTZ, at (204) 928-5000.
Charlene Kroll is a community correspondent for North Kildonan. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
North Kildonan community correspondent
Charlene Kroll is a community correspondent for North Kildonan.
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