Howell Completes Western Union’s (WU) Global HQ Relocation
Denver, CO (May 7, 2019) – Howell Construction, Gensler, and JACOBS recently completed Western Union’s global headquarters relocation project, referred to as “Project Hometown.” The Western Union Company (WU) is a Fortune 500 financial services and communications company that is now headquartered in the Denver Tech Center. Western Union’s headquarters in housed in two buildings on either side of I-25 at Belleview, incorporating approximately 350,000 square feet. These spaces house more than 1,300 employees.
This significant, long-term commitment will now be visible to Colorado communities and provide an infusion of $1 million in contributions to local non-profits and other NGOs, along with a long-term economic investment to the region of more than $300 million over the next decade. Howell is extremely proud to be a part of this first-class project.
One Belleview Station (OBS) Building – 7001 E. Belleview Avenue: Howell built out floors 9 through 15, as well as portions of floors 1, 6 and 8. This premier 250,000 square-foot, Class A, LEED® Gold Building project included high-quality finishes throughout. Each floor is themed after different regions and their currency, along with timeline features illustrating WU’s worldwide history. Scope of services included: private and open offices with natural light and high ceilings, conference and focus rooms, executive suite, biergarten with connecting stairs, community hub lounges that focus on team collaboration, high-end AV packages, leadership center with monumental stairs, a 600 KW generator, and 250 KW UPS.
Tufts Building – 7979 E. Tufts Avenue: WU occupies 100,000 square feet on five floors of this 17-story building. Howell’s scope of services included a call center, security operations center, community hub lounges, private and open offices, conference and focus rooms, and a 100 KW UPS.