STAMFORD, Conn. -- Building and Land Technology (BLT) in Stamford has officially launched its newly branded Silicon Harbor office complex and is embarking on a transformation of this 500,000 square-foot facility overlooking Long Island Sound.
Silicon Harbor, the former world headquarters for Pitney Bowes, is a trophy property located at 1 Elmcroft Road in the heart of Harbor Point. Carl R. Kuehner III, CEO of Building and Land Technology, owner and developer of Harbor Point, made the announcement, which comes at the same time that the previously developed office space within Harbor Point has achieved 100-percent occupancy.
“Our transformation of this phenomenal property into Silicon Harbor is a response to the drivers of demand in today’s office market," said Kuehner. "Technology and creative tenants are driving office space absorption nationwide, and if we want Stamford and Fairfield County to benefit from that trend, we need to offer the space they want. The financial sector will always be important here, but we need to broaden our horizons in order to diversify the local economy. It’s up to us to go out and recruit the companies we want here, and to do that we are creating modernized space in an amenity-rich, transit-oriented package.”
Situated at the tip of the South End peninsula, Silicon Harbor offers stunning views of Kosciuszko Park, Stamford Harbor, and Long Island Sound. BLT acquired the property during the summer and plans to substantially redevelop the building, providing unique office space opportunities for today’s workforce within a vibrant “Live, Work, Play” community.
Harbor Point is the transformative waterfront mixed-use development where BLT has built thousands of apartments, a diverse retail and restaurant scene, and brand-new modern office space over the past several years.
BLT has already relocated its own corporate offices to Silicon Harbor, freeing up its prior space at 2200 Atlantic St. to accommodate Bridgewater Associates, which recently took more than 100,000 square feet of office space to facilitate its occupancy requirements.
“Reaching 100-percent occupancy in the offices at Harbor Point is a significant achievement for us, and for the city," Kuehner said. "We believe this activity bodes well for Silicon Harbor."
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