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Swinerton Builders: June 05, 2014

Former Gold Bond Building near Downtown Honolulu starts $14M renovation

The Michigan-based owners of the 677 Ala Moana Building, formerly known as the Gold Bond Building, just outside of Downtown Honolulu, have recently begun construction upgrades.

As part of its $14 million investment in the major renovation of the iconic office building.

The 272,191-square-foot building’s upgrades will complement the urban redevelopment currently happening in the Kakaako neighborhood, including a Pow! Wow! Hawaii creation of a contemporary marine life-themed mural on the construction barricade along Ala Moana Blvd.

Artist and founder Jasper Wong is designing and coordinating the mural painting, which began this past Sunday.

“The renovation is attracting a lot of attention and we are very pleased with the progress of our leasing,” said Linda Gee, managing partner of Honolulu-based Standard Commercial LLC, the brokerage firm representing the property, which is owned by Redico.

Upgrades for the 12-story mixed-use building include an eight-story corner glass facade, new light-filled ground floor lobby, redirecting the main entrances to the Ewa and Diamond Head sides of the building, inviting covered seating and gathering areas, a state-of-the-art conference facility, extensive common areas upgrades and overall community improvement to enhance the appeal of the property.

“This upgrade project will be a significant value-add for businesses wanting to be in a prime office location with exceptional amenities and highly competitive rental rates, at the gateway to Honolulu’s new modern urban center,” said Gee.

The renovation is scheduled to be completed during the spring of 2015 with design services for the renovation being provided by MGA Architecture, and Swinerton Builders being the general contractor.

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