Confluent Development Completes Vectra Bank Corporate Center
Confluent Development has completed Vectra Bank Corporate Center, a 127,000-square-foot, nine-story, mixed-use and corporate office building located within Belleview Station at I-25 and Belleview.
On the heels of its official opening to employees in January 2023, the Corporate Center will bring together more than 200 employees from across the metro area to serve Vectra Bank customers and facilitate the bank’s future growth. Following its groundbreaking in 2020, the multi-million-dollar, three-year project defied industry expectations during an uncertain and challenging era for real estate.
“The introduction of the Vectra Bank Corporate Center is a direct response to their need to consolidate several office properties that have traditionally operated separately and become outdated in their design,” said Marshall Burton, CEO of Confluent Development. “Selected in a highly competitive bidding process among various large, national developers, Confluent is proud and humbled to play a meaningful role in bringing a once in a lifetime project to fruition and creating a home for a company that is leading the way in reigniting a culture of collaboration, commitment and community.”
Vectra Corporate Center is located within Belleview Station, a master planned community and growing neighborhood of Denver that offers a high quality, well-rounded mix of retail, dining and amenities proximate to cultural venues, business services and residential options. Ideally situated across the street from the Belleview Light Rail Station, the local workforce has immediate connectivity to metro Denver.
“The introduction of the Vectra Bank Corporate Center will transpire into opportunities that provide access to capital and financing for small businesses, consumers and commercial and corporate real estate projects,” said Bruce Alexander, CEO of Vectra Bank. “We are proud to celebrate this monumental milestone for our company with our partners at Confluent Development, a local, like-minded developer that is inherently aligned with our brand promise, community-focused values and mission of being ‘big enough to count and small enough to care’.”
The building combined a cast-in-place, slab-on-grade structure from the ground floor to level five with a steel framed structure rising to nine stories above. Several floors were designed with open space and collaboration in mind. A hallmark feature includes a 4,300 RSF conference center that can accommodate employee training and host public events. Beyond four floors of office space and parking, the Corporate Center will house one floor of commercial retail space including a Vectra Bank branch. The headquarters will offer expansive views, collaborative “We space” for employees, state-of-the-art technology, multiple outdoor spaces and an attention to health, wellness, safety, accessibility and security.
“The office real estate environment has evolved significantly throughout this project’s development journey, but we confidently moved forward with Vectra to create a space that acclimated to the changing dynamics in office properties,” said Celeste Tanner, president and CDO of Confluent Commercial. “Together, our teams worked collaboratively to evaluate every detail through the lens of how people will connect and feel in the space as we adapted quickly to a transformed workforce that craves connection and thrives on personal relationships.”
In the building, visitors will find unobstructed views of the mountains and downtown, local art throughout, eight electric vehicle charging stations, bicycle storage, conference center, a greenspace with a large open-air patio on the sixth floor, a café, a grand fireplace and a lobby on the ninth floor.
Sustainable practices were also top of mind when developing the space, and Confluent remained committed to delivering the latest in energy-efficiency, sustainability and green construction. The building was optimized for energy performance and operates 16% more efficiently than required by building codes. It features low-emissivity, high-efficiency windows, LED lighting, occupancy sensors, daylighting controls, hospital grade air filtration systems and uses 40% less water than an office building of the same size.
To deliver a building that fit seamlessly into an atypical, truncated parcel and adhered to development expectations, Confluent leveraged in-house entitlements experts and collaborated with leaders in architecture, design and construction through partnerships with Open Studio Architecture, Weitz Co. and Provident Construction.
“It’s a tremendous pleasure to welcome Vectra Bank’s corporate headquarters to Belleview Station, further establishing the development as a desirable location for businesses and residents who continue to locate here,” said Brooke Bansbach Maloy, vice president, Front Range Land & Development Company, the master developer of Belleview Station. “Since Belleview Station broke ground in 2012 the development has enjoyed steady success based on the team’s original vision, our location in the heart of Southeast Denver and the popularity we’ve achieved among businesses, retailers, restaurants and people in general.”