Evoqua Relocates HQ to Pittsburgh CBD

The company leased three entire floors at the 637,000-square-foot K&L Gates Center, moving 200 employees from its current Warrendale, Pa. location. The move is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

K&L Gates Center

Evoqua Water Technologies signed a 60,000-square-foot office lease at one of the tallest buildings in Pittsburgh, Pa. The company will occupy the entire 32nd, 33rd and 34th floors, with a potential expansion opportunity. The relocation from 181 Thorn Hill Road, Warrendale, Pa., will move approximately 200 employees. The shift, which is the largest one to the Central Business District in the last three years, is scheduled for the end of the month.

We’ve increased our headcount significantly over the past few years, and as we plan for the future, we thought it best to tap into the vibrancy and energy of the Central Business District,” Evoqua CEO Ron Keating, said in a prepared statement. 

Recently refurbished asset

The K&L Gates Center is situated at 210 Sixth Ave. and was formerly known as the One Oliver Plaza. According to Yardi Matrix, the 637,000-square-foot asset comprises 1,200 square feet of retail space and spreads throughout 39 floors. The property was built in 1968 and renovated in 2010, featuring high-end conference facilities, a new lobby, a refurbished exterior façade and white marble interior.

The building is anchored by international law firm K&L Gates, which chose the building as its headquarters in 2007. JLL represented the tenant in the transaction.

Image courtesy of Yardi Matrix