Located in the heart of Tampa's Westshore Business District, Urban Centre has become a business and entertainment landmark on the West Coast of Florida. The two phases of the premier property included 558,000 sq. ft. of Class "A" offices and a 326-room luxury hotel.
Early development of this project required major rebuilding of one of Tampa's busiest intersections and extensive planning to coordinate traffic flow. The Phase II office addition posed several logistical challenges to the project team, including an extremely tight site which required inward focusing of the construction logistics. The new office building had to be tied to the existing hotel atrium without interrupting on-going services and businesses.
Typical of DPR Hardin's innovative building style and methods, a unique curtainwall system utilizing granite and glass was developed to allow the client to have its preferred distinctive exterior and yet remain within the budget.
Urban Centre established a measurement for excellence in the Tampa area and continues to enjoy the reputation of being one of the finest office and hotel developments on Florida's West Coast.