Gateway of Pacific, Phases 2 and 3
A center for research and workplace innovation
Phases 2 and 3 continue Gateway of Pacific's vision as a model campus for science, technology, and workplace innovation.
Adding an impressive, eight-story building, a large parking structure, and underground plaza parking to house additional vehicles, Phase 2 offers flexibility to accommodate the needs of multiple tenants and various fit-outs while establishing a singular urban architectural presence.
Further complementing the amenity building constructed in Phase 1 and enhancing Gateway of Pacific's vision as a model campus in the science and technology community, Phase 2 solidifies "Central Park" as a landmark in South San Francisco and continues the culture of discovery through collaborative social settings.
Dubbed as "Science around a Park," Central Park seeks to attract and retain a happy, productive workforce through the incorporation of state-of-the-art tenant amenities throughout the complex. The fully-landscaped park runs throughout the interior of the 22.6-acre campus, featuring a variety of dedicated recreational environments, including a dining plaza, sports and recreation zones, picnic areas, collaboration nooks and team-building spaces, and shaded meditation areas for relaxation and focus.
"The second phase at Gateway of Pacific in South San Francisco will help these firms grow in a world class, amenity-rich environment," states Jon Bergschneider, BioMed Realty's Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. "These purpose-built facilities are designed to allow leading scientists and institutions an exceptional location to conduct their mission-critical research and provide companies a campus they can use to attract and retain talent."
As the last remaining phase along Gateway Boulevard, Phase 3 continues to capture the campus essence by creating a beacon for the south entrance. Designed for a single tenant, the 11-story, state-of-the-art building provides a flexible space to encompass an integrated, interdisciplinary workplace culture.
Sustainability is a key guiding principle on a campus designed to achieve LEED Silver certification. Sustainable features include on-site energy generation from photovoltaic panels, rainwater capture, grey water collection, and a high-efficiency heating and cooling system.
Phase 1 is now completing construction, with Phases 2 and 3 expected to be completed in late 2021. Additionally, Flad has begun design of Phases 4 and 5 – when all phases are complete, the new construction will provide South San Francisco with a vital center for life science research and workplace innovation.