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Since 1977, Wareham Development has been in the forefront of the transformation of West Berkeley and the East Shore to an international hub of headquarters for research. Wareham’s Aquatic Park Center campus provides collaboration opportunities for its tenant base of institutional and corporate leaders in their scientific, business and creative sectors. Our Aquatic Park Center campus is home to the QB3 East Bay Innovation Center, which continues to launch some of the Bay Area’s most important innovation. Award-winning architecture, lush organic gardens, art throughout, as well as a monthly speaker series are hallmarks of this campus as well.

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Aquatic Park Center | 717 Potter Street

717 Potter Street

An anchor in the Aquatic Park Center, this award-winning building is a striking adaptive reuse of a 40-year-old warehouse. The rehabilitation was designed to retain the architectural style of the original façade while adding new exterior metal siding and skylights to maximize natural light. The building welcomes visitors through an impressive 8,000-square-foot, two-story atrium featuring fountains and large-scale works of art. The fact that this primarily laboratory and research center was entitled in 90 days underscores the strong working relationship Wareham maintains with the City of Berkeley. Tenants include Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the University of California, Berkeley (UCB).

Location: Berkeley
Use: Laboratory
Area: 96,000 sq. ft.
Type: Rehab
Completed: 1997

Aquatic Park Center | 725 Potter Street

725 Potter Street

This state-of-the-art Aquatic Park Center laboratory building was purpose-built for the Diagnostic Division of long-time tenant Bayer HealthCare. The building design and materials complement those of the adjacent building at 717 Potter Street. Features of this award-winning property include a specialized pilot plant facility, a large conference/lunchroom with outdoor balcony, and a dedicated parking structure. The current tenant, Siemens Healthineers, enjoys sweeping views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Laboratory
Area: 75,000 sq. ft.
Type: New
Completed: 2002

Aquatic Park Center | 2910 Seventh Street

2910 Seventh Street

We are proud of Wareham’s history of accommodating the growth of small start up companies so that they may continue to grow along the East Shore.   This office building is currently being upgraded to accommodate the growth of Pivot Bio, which was a startup launched in another Wareham building a few years ago.   The space supports for the life science tenant’s laboratory functions in a neighboring building within the Aquatic Park Center.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Office
Area: 45,000 sq. ft.
Type: New
Completed: 1985

Aquatic Park Center | 2865 Seventh Street

2865 Seventh Street

The former Scharffen-Berger Chocolate Company building was acquired by Wareham Development in 2010 to symbiotically and synergistically relate to the success of the Berkeley Bowl and to expand upon the great success of Wareham’s Aquatic Park Center campus. The property and ensuing development connect to the destination amenities that includes restaurants such as Mint Leaf, other food service, wine and beer makers with outdoor art and gracious plazas reachable via various pedestrian paths. The building is also home to the headquarters of Wild Earth, a technology startup developing clean protein dog food.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Retail
Area: 27,000 sq. ft.
Type: New
Acquired: 2010

Aquatic Park Center | 2895 Seventh Street

2895 Seventh Street

The unique parallelogram design of this building, originally constructed for the California State Automobile Association, has won several design awards. In 2003, 2895 Seventh Street was extensively remodeled and has since been home to a highly sophisticated kidney dialysis center run by U.S. Renal Care Berkeley Dialysis, a  leader in this sector.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Medical Center
Area: 10,000 sq. ft.
Type: New
Completed: 1990

Aquatic Park Center | 801 Anthony Street

801 Anthony Street

The 801 Anthony project is comprised of the complete renovation and seismic upgrade of an original single-story concrete panel structure and a new steel, glass and wood addition. The tenant improvements included contemporary offices in the new structure and high-end research and development laboratories for tenant Rodan + Fields.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Office and Laboratory
Area: 7,500 sq. ft.
Type: New and Remodel
Completed: 2017

Aquatic Park Center | 700 Heinz Avenue

700 Heinz Avenue

The State of California Department of Toxic Substances Control consolidated its Bay Area laboratory functions at this location in 2003, when the building HVAC was modified to incorporate the latest energy saving technology. Originally designed as part of the second phase of the Aquatic Park Center project, the 700 Heinz Street property was honored with several design and landscape awards for its innovation in melding separate uses and amenities.

The 700 Heinz Street property is LEED Silver certified

 

Location: Berkeley
Use: Laboratory
Area: 86,000 sq. ft.
Type: New
Completed: 1988

AQUATIC PARK CENTER | 740 HEINZ AVENUE

740 HEINZ AVENUE

The 740 Heinz Avenue building was designed as a flexible state-of-the-art life science R&D building and is the latest addition to our  Aquatic Park Center campus.   With outdoor terraces and a landscaped plaza which will includes public artwork and pedestrian-oriented rest places, the development of 740 Heinz Avenue allows the tenant to take advantage of the inner courtyard of the Aquatic Park Center, a highly-trafficked pedestrian area that links businesses to the south and west of the park, the on-site child care facility and to the popular cafés and restaurants within 800 Heinz Avenue and beyond.

Use: Laboratory
Size: 110,000 sq. ft.
Type: no type
Completion: 2016

Aquatic Park Center | 800 and 830 Heinz Avenue

800 and 830 Heinz Avenue

The 25,000-square-foot Art Deco building at 800 Heinz Avenue formerly served as the headquarters of Durkee Famous Foods. In the late 1980s, it was completely renovated to house a consortium of artist live/work studio galleries as well as the very popular West Berkeley restaurant Riva Cucina.  Both buildings serve the vital day care services of a long-time, respected provider and are complemented by a fully secured outdoor play area.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Live/Work Studios and Child Care
Area: 38,000 sq. ft.
Type: Rehab and New
Completed: 1990 and 1988

Aquatic Park Center | 804 Heinz Avenue

804 Heinz Avenue

Built by Wareham as part of the second phase of Aquatic Park,  804 Heinz was one of the first buildings ever to successfully incorporate mechanical interstitial space to accommodate the specialized air handling equipment required for a life science research facility.  It is currently home to research and food technology companies.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Laboratory
Area: 37,500 sq. ft.
Type: New
Completed: 1988

Aquatic Park Center | 820 and 890 Heinz Avenue

820 and 890 Heinz Avenue

The building at 820 Heinz, formerly a spice warehouse for Durkee Famous Foods, was initially converted to a self-contained, 8,000-square-foot biotech research laboratory for Bayer HealthCare, another long-time Wareham tenant. It is now dedicated to the QB3 East Bay Innovation Center, one of the largest incubator laboratory facilities in the QB3 system with over 14 biotech startups in residence currently.

Originally a paper recycling center, 890 Heinz was remodeled and new space added to create a first-class laboratory/office/manufacturing facility.

 

Click here for more information on the QB3 East Bay Innovation Center.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Life Sciences
Area: 34,000 sq. ft.
Type: Rehab
Completed: 1996 and 1985

717 POTTER STREET

AQUATIC PARK CENTER | 717 POTTER STREET

An anchor in the Aquatic Park Center, this award-winning building is a striking adaptive reuse of a 40-year-old warehouse. The rehabilitation was designed to retain the architectural style of the original façade while adding new exterior metal siding and skylights to maximize natural light. The building welcomes visitors through an impressive 8,000-square-foot, two-story atrium featuring fountains and large-scale works of art. Tenants include Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the University of California, Berkeley (UCB).

Location: Berkeley
Use: Laboratory
Area: 96,000 sq. ft.
Type: Rehab
Completed: 1997

725 POTTER STREET

AQUATIC PARK CENTER | 725 POTTER STREET

This state-of-the-art Aquatic Park Center laboratory building was purpose-built for the Diagnostic Division of long-time tenant Bayer HealthCare. The building design and materials complement those of the adjacent building at 717 Potter Street. Features of this award-winning property include a specialized pilot plant facility, a large conference/lunchroom with outdoor balcony, and a dedicated parking structure. The current tenant, Siemens Healthineers, enjoys sweeping views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Laboratory
Area: 75,000 sq. ft.
Type: New
Completed: 2002

2929 SEVENTH STREET

AQUATIC PARK CENTER | 2929 SEVENTH STREET

Rehabilitation of this former bakery building was initiated on a speculative basis, demonstrating not only the financial community’s confidence in Wareham and the West Berkeley market, but also Wareham’s belief in the vision of the R&D market.  Wareham built the original QB3 East Innovation Center here, where rock star research companies such as Caribou Biosciences launched.  Wareham has accommodated their growth and expansion over the years, and eventually moved QB3 East Bay Innovation Center to another Wareham building on the campus.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Office / Laboratory / Retail
Area: 94,000 sq. ft.
Type: Rehab
Completed: 1998

2910 SEVENTH STREET

AQUATIC PARK CENTER | 2910 SEVENTH STREET

This office building is currently being upgraded to accommodate the growth of an existing Wareham tenant. Support for the research tenant’s laboratory functions are located in a neighboring building within the Aquatic Park Center campus.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Office
Area: 45,000 sq. ft.
Type: New
Completed: 1985

2919 SEVENTH STREET

AQUATIC PARK CENTER | 2919 SEVENTH STREET

Originally a warehouse, 2919 Seventh Street was renovated in 2013 and is now headquarters of a Berkeley-based computing company.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Office
Area: 14,000 sq. ft.
Type: New
Completed: 1996 (Rehab 2013)

999 ANTHONY STREET

AQUATIC PARK CENTER | 999 ANTHONY STREET

A new addition to an existing small industrial building is being planned to accommodate the demand for laboratory space at our Aquatic Park Center campus.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Office/Laboratory
Area: 16,000 sq. ft.
Type: New and Addition
Completed: Ready for TI’s Q3 2020 (Under Construction)

2865 SEVENTH STREET

AQUATIC PARK CENTER | 2865 SEVENTH STREET

The former Scharffen-Berger Chocolate Company building was acquired by Wareham Development in 2010 to expand upon the great success of Wareham’s Aquatic Park Center campus. The property and ensuing development connect to the destination amenities that include restaurants such as Mint Leaf, other food service, wine and beer makers with outdoor art and gracious plazas reachable via various pedestrian paths. The building is also currently home to a technology startup developing clean protein food.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Office/Laboratory/Retail
Area: 27,000 sq. ft.
Type: Rehab
Acquired: 2010

2895 SEVENTH STREET

AQUATIC PARK CENTER | 2895 SEVENTH STREET

The unique parallelogram design of this building, originally constructed for the California State Automobile Association, has won several design awards. In 2003, 2895 Seventh Street was extensively remodeled and has since been home to a highly sophisticated kidney dialysis center.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Medical Center
Area: 10,000 sq. ft.
Type: New
Completed: 1990

801 ANTHONY STREET

AQUATIC PARK CENTER | 801 ANTHONY STREET

The 801 Anthony project is comprised of the complete renovation and seismic upgrade of an original single-story concrete panel structure and a new steel, glass and wood addition. The tenant improvements included contemporary offices in the new structure and high-end research and development laboratories with associated office space in the original structure.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Office and Laboratory
Area: 7,500 sq. ft.
Type: New and Remodel
Completed: 2017

700 HEINZ AVENUE

AQUATIC PARK CENTER | 700 HEINZ AVENUE

The State of California Department of Toxic Substances Control consolidated its Bay Area laboratory functions at this location in 2003.  The building HVAC was modified to incorporate the latest energy saving technology. Originally designed as part of the second phase of the Aquatic Park Center campus, the 700 Heinz Avenue property has been honored with several design and landscape awards for its innovation in melding separate uses and amenities.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Laboratory
Area: 86,000 sq. ft.
Type: New
Completed: 1988

740 HEINZ AVENUE

AQUATIC PARK CENTER | 740 HEINZ AVENUE

The 740 Heinz Avenue building was designed as a flexible state-of-the-art life science R&D building.  With outdoor terraces and a landscaped plaza which includes public artwork and pedestrian-oriented rest places, 740 Heinz Avenue allows the tenant to take advantage of the inner courtyard of the Aquatic Park Center, a highly-trafficked pedestrian area that links businesses to the south and west of the park, the on-site child care facility and to the popular cafés and restaurants within 800 Heinz Avenue and beyond.

Use: Laboratory
Size: 111,000 sq. ft.
Type: New
Completion: 2016

800 AND 830 HEINZ AVENUE

AQUATIC PARK CENTER | 800 AND 830 HEINZ AVENUE

The 25,000-square-foot Art Deco building at 800 Heinz Avenue formerly served as the headquarters of Durkee Famous Foods. In the late 1980s, it was completely renovated to house a consortium of artist live/work studio galleries.  It is also home to Riva Cucina, a popular restaurant highly recommended by both The Michelin Guide and Zagat.  These buildings also provide facilities for the vital day care services serving the campus including a fully-secured outdoor play area.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Live/Work Studios and Child Care
Area: 38,000 sq. ft.
Type: Rehab and New
Completed: 1990 and 1988

804 HEINZ AVENUE

AQUATIC PARK CENTER | 804 HEINZ AVENUE

Built by Wareham as part of the second phase of Aquatic Park, this building was one of the first buildings ever to successfully incorporate mechanical interstitial space to accommodate the specialized air handling equipment required for a life science research facility.   Today it is home to Rodan + Fields, Newomics, and Memphis Meats, a food technology company.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Laboratory
Area: 37,500 sq. ft.
Type: New
Completed: 1988

820 AND 890 HEINZ AVENUE

AQUATIC PARK CENTER | 820 AND 890 HEINZ AVENUE

Originally a paper recycling center, 890 Heinz was remodeled and new space added to create a first-class laboratory/office/scale-up production facility.

The building at 820 Heinz, formerly a spice warehouse for Durkee Famous Foods, was initially converted to a self-contained, 8,000-square-foot biotech research laboratory for Bayer HealthCare, another long-time Wareham tenant. It is now the QB3 East Bay Innovation Center, one of the largest incubator laboratory facilities in the QB3 system.  Currently, 14 research startup companies are domiciled in QB3 East Bay Innovation Center.

Wareham is proud of our commitment to helping our startup tenants grow in the East Shore.  Several startups from the QB3 system have grown to mid-size success stories in both our EmeryStation and Aquatic Park Center campuses.

Click here for QB3 East Bay Innovation Center brochure.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Life Sciences
Area: 34,000 sq. ft.
Type: Rehab
Completed: 1996 and 1985

2600 TENTH STREET

Wareham purchased this building in early 2007. A two-story building contains offices and a seven-story tower is multi-tenanted with award-winning independent feature and documentary filmmakers, as well as business, tech, and research companies.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Office
Area: 130,000 sq. ft.
Type: New
Completed: 1971 and 1980; remodeled 2007

2621 TENTH STREET

The 2621 Tenth Street building is a flexible state-of-the-art medical office and R&D building located at the intersections of San Pablo Avenue, Parker Street in West Berkeley.

Designed by Gould Evans, the design includes inflection of the upper floors to create a building that is not only highly-functional but innovative and exciting in its design.

Before construction commenced, Wareham leased the entire building to Kaiser Permanente. Once construction was underway, Kaiser approached us to purchase the project to further strengthen their commitment to Berkeley and Kaiser’s East Shore patient base.

Location: Berkeley
Use: Medical Office
Area: 68,000 sq. ft.
Type: New
Completed: Under construction for completion 2021.

Sold: 2019