Set on a rise overlooking the downtown is Chestnut Place where form and function are successfully integrated into this urban center comprised of two office buildings. From any point in the city or the vast network of major highways connecting Worcester to the rest of New England, access to Chestnut Place is simple and quick. Interstate 290 is just four blocks away, offering easy access to the Massachussetts Turnpike and Route 495. In addition, Chestnut Place is minutes from Route 146, which provides quick access to Providence and points south of the city.
One Chestnut Place is an eleven-story high-rise built in 1990. This 183.254 sf building features a richly-detailed façade of brick, stone, tinted glass and ornamental metals and is accentuated by multi-story pilasters and pediments surmounting the roof line. Typical floor plans contain approximately 20,000 rsf of office space. The first floor contains a two-story oval atrium lobby and 4,500 sf Café. The lobby’s granite floors are complemented by dark cherry wood and Portoro marble accents. The four main elevators have cherry paneling, bronze trim and carpeted floors with marble trim.
Two Chestnut Place is a four-story beige brick office building which served as the offices of Freedom Federal Savings and Loan from the early 1960s until 1983. This 34,844-square-foot, four story building underwent a $6 million rehabilitation in 1988 during which it received a new primary entrance with rich marble floors, solid polished cherry paneling, trim and doors. The renovation also included completely new electrical and mechanical systems serving both the common and tenant areas.
The buildings are unified by a common plaza and underground parking facility that accommodates it’s tenants. A separate lobby level garage accommodates visitors who are personally welcomed by the building’s concierge. Adorning the Chestnut Plaza is a 15-foot-long sculpture “Boy with a Dolphin”, the first major work of art to be commissioned for downtown Worcester. The bronze statue depicts a boy holding onto a dolphin’s fin, his feet flying high in the air behind him, with one arm outstretched for balance.
The onsite Chestnuts Café provides breakfast and lunch as well as function and catering services. During the warmer months tenants and visitors are welcome to enjoy outdoor dining on the Chestnut Plaza. Click on the “Building” tab to find out more about this and other building amenities.
The One Chestnut Place project received a design award for distinguished architectural merit from Preservation Worcester, the city’s design review board. It has also won the 2010 and 2011 BOMA TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) Awards in the 100,000SF – 299,999SF Category, competing with buildings throughout New England and Mid-Atlantic States. Chestnut Place achieved the BOMA 360 designation in June of 2011. BOMA 360 evaluates six major areas of building operation and management and benchmarks a building’s performance against industry standards. Applicants must achieve the required number of points to be recognized as a BOMA 360.
If you are looking for Class A and unique office space in the Worcester area, you will not want to miss Chestnut Place.