The new four-story, 600,000-sq-ft, phase-two addition to Fidelity Investments’ Westlake campus will accommodate an additional 1,500 employees.

Photo: The Beck Group

The facility mirrors phase one with a similar three-wing design. Use of the same natural stone veneer and other materials as the original building also preserves continuity of the property. Interior spaces accommodate 2,600 employee workstations in addition to a fully staffed fitness center and kitchen.

A 838,000-sq-ft, cast-in-place parking garage is adjacent to the new office building, and the two buildings connect via a tensile structure walkway that culminates at a stone main entry feature.

The project attained LEED-gold certification for new construction.

The project required the connection of a large storm drain to an existing pond on the property to reclaim water for irrigation. The challenge was that the pond was on the other side of a major access road to the existing, fully occupied building.

The Beck Group, the GC/CM, had to devise an approach to bore a sizable hole under Destiny Way to reach the pond while avoiding interruptions to traffic. In order to tie into the existing pond and pump systems, a dyke had to be constructed and frogmen were hired to perform underwater construction activities.

Key Players

Submitted by: The Beck Group
Owner/developer: Fidelity Investments Systems Co., Irving, Texas
General contractor/construction manager: The Beck Group, Fort Worth
Architect: HKS Inc., Dallas
Civil engineer: Carter Burgess, Fort Worth
Structural engineer: HKS Structures, Dallas
MEP engineer: Blum Consulting Engineers, Dallas