JE Dunn Construction says it has signed a lease for Class A office space at Epic One at Interquest, 10807 New Allegiance Drive in Colorado Springs.
The general contractor says it expects to occupy the new office space by mid-November. Its current property at 1120 West Moreno Drive, off of Lower Gold Camp Road, will be offered for sale.
The north side location is intended to increase JE Dunn's visibility in Southern Colorado and reduce the drive time between the Colorado Springs office and its Rocky Mountain regional office at Colorado Center in Denver.
“Our workload has grown so much that moving north will help manage the resource load between Denver and Colorado Springs,” said Kevin O’Gara, vice president and group manager at JE Dunn’s Colorado Springs office.
After 14 years on West Moreno, “We wanted to freshen up our space and have it reflect our collaborative philosophy,” O’Gara said. Built in 2009, Epic One is a Class A, LEED-Silver building with expansive mountain views and an on-site fitness center.
Peter Scoville of Cushman Wakefield Colorado Springs Commercial is the leasing agent for the Epic One property.
“JE Dunn’s move reflects our commitment to Colorado Springs and Southern Colorado,” O’Gara said. “We’ll be in a more visible, sustainable space with easier access.”
It also reflects changing work habits of the industry, as technology enables construction professionals to be more fluid and mobile requiring less and less space to house employees for their work day. The new office is designed to improve JE Dunn’s ability to collaborate internally and provides an improved ergonomic environment.
“The people in this office are working on projects as far away as Gunnison and Basalt,” O’Gara said.
The new office will feature flexible spaces and an open floor plan that can be configured as needed for meeting, training and desk space.
JE Dunn built its current office building southwest of downtown in 2001. The West Moreno property—a single-story office building and an equipment storage building on two acres—will be offered for sale this fall, says O’Gara.
The move comes as JE Dunn gets underway with a new project in Southern Colorado, the $60-million Ent Center for the Arts at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
The performing and visual arts center, due to open in 2018, includes 92,000 sq ft of learning and rehearsal spaces, offices, a 240-seat recital hall, a 750-seat auditorium, and a large public lobby. Groundbreaking took place August 13.
The office’s other notable projects include:
• The expanded Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial in Memorial Park, which added 121 massive granite slabs bearing more than 7,300 names of first responders who died in the line of duty and was rededicated on September 19.
• Two crime labs for the Colorado Bureau of Investigations.
• Rocky Mountain Institute’s new headquarters building in Basalt.
• Renovation of the 52,000-sq-ft science building at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
From its Colorado Springs location, JE Dunn manages projects across Colorado, including construction of Pearl West Mixed Use in Boulder, the ESIF project for the National Renewal Energy Laboratory in Golden, renovation of Quigley Hall on the Western State Colorado University campus in Gunnison, renovations to Mitchell and Vandenburg Halls at the U.S. Air Force Academy and renovations at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo.