Brookfield initiated a repositioning of 799 9th Street NW to attract private tenants seeking Class-A space in the competitive East End submarket. The building’s prime location offers tenants immediate access to DC’s vibrant 7th Street corridor, multiple public transit options, and urban amenities.
GHT provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) engineering design for updates to the property, including a full lobby renovation; new entry façade; corridor updates; new fitness center; new property management suite; restroom improvements; elevator upgrades; and new roof terrace with views of the national monuments.
In order to accommodate the new roof terrace, the existing mechanical penthouse and elevator machine room had to be relocated from their existing location. The building’s existing three condensing units were relocated to the new mechanical room as part of this process. A supplemental cooling system was also added to support the new enclosed function space on the new roof terrace.
As part of the interior refresh, existing electrical, lighting, and fire alarm components throughout the building were removed and salvaged for possible reuse. New circuiting was designed for lighting fixtures and receptacles with placement based on the architectural design and wattage density required by ASHARE 90.1-2007. Existing plumbing fixtures were removed and replaced with new, lower flow options. Updates to the existing fire suppression system were made as required by the space modifications to the building.