Esperanté Corporate Center $3.8 Million Atrium Renovation Complete
Miller Construction Company has completed a six-story, $3.8 million renovation of the public spaces at Esperanté Corporate Center, one of West Palm Beach’s premier office towers.
Finished ahead of schedule, the eight-month project for owner 222 Lakeview LLC included complete renovation of a four-story atrium and lobby, including walls, ceilings and floors, as well as replacing two lobby escalators that lead from the building’s main entrance at the atrium to the second-story main lobby. The building on a busy Downtown site was fully operational throughout the entire project, and Miller’s crews phased the project to ensure tenants’ convenience and safety. They provided sound-absorbing protective sheeting and negative pressurization of partitioned spaces to separate work areas from Esperanté’s ongoing operations, and much of the extensive demolition and disruptive construction activities were scheduled at night.
Construction challenges in the atrium ranged from removing and replacing portions of six-inch-thick architectural precast concrete panels and guard rails 50 feet in the air, to hoisting and setting heavy, back-painted glass panels into place above the escalators’ sloping center span and double-volume lobby.
Designed by global architecture firm Gensler, the renovation featured high-end finishes installed with meticulous craftsmanship. Flooring is imported marble from Greece, and the walls are a combination of Venetian plaster, decorative glass panels and Sapele wood panels. To minimize any inconvenience to tenants, Miller’s team drew on four decades of experience working in operational corporate and mission-critical environments.
“With this renovation on a massive scale, Esperanté Corporate Center’s lobby and atrium create a fresh, world-class focal point for one of Downtown’s most upscale office environments,” said Brian Sudduth, Miller Construction Company president.