Wareham Signs Tenant to Greenway Building At EmeryStation

By Sharon Simonson

San Rafael-based Wareham Development has nabbed a 2,500 square-foot upscale burger restaurant as the first tenant for its latest biotech and life-science office building at its EmeryStation Campus in Emeryville.

News comes as Wareham celebrates the completion of the 99,000 square-foot EmeryStation Greenway building at 5800 Hollis St.

EmeryStation is Wareham’s 12-building, 2.5 million square-foot research campus in Emeryville that caters to institutional and private nanotech, green-tech and life-science companies.

The Bureau will offer burgers, salads and soups, beer and wine, seven days a week for lunch and dinner. It is located on the ground floor of the Greenway building, facing “All Together Now,” a new sculpture by Frederick Gelb, and Powell Street.

The four-story Greenway building, plus basement-level parking, is the first privately funded lab facility to be built in the Bay Area since Wareham completed EmeryStation East in 2007, according to Wareham.

The building has onsite emergency power generation and 14.5-foot and 15-foot slab-to-slab clearance to allow for laboratory mechanical systems. The developer has completed all common areas including the main lobby, elevators, stairways, bathrooms and security. The general contractor was Redwood City’s DPR Construction.

The building was designed by DGA Architects in San Francisco and is pre-certified to achieve a Gold rating for its core and shell under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, or LEED.

It sits at the entrance to the Emeryville Greenway, a pedestrian and bicycle parkway through the city of Emeryville that links to Berkeley’s system of bikeways and Oakland. Wareham, in partnership with the city, has helped to develop the Greenway. The building is also a block from the Amtrak intermodal Transit Center Station.

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