Westside Pavilion Gutted as Google Office Campus Takes Form
November 25, 2019
The 584,000-square-foot development is on pace for completion in 2022.
The Westside Pavilion shopping mall is being stripped to the studs, as Hudson Pacific Properties and Macerich proceed with a $475-million project that will transform the former shopping mall into a Google office campus.
In early 2019, the Mountain View-based tech giant signed on as the sole tenant of the 584,000-square-foot development, which is being called One Westside. The 14-year lease is set to commence upon the completion of construction in 2022.
The Gensler-designed development reuses the three-story shopping mall's high ceilings and multi-level atrium to create a light-filled interior. Plans call for floor plates of up to 150,000 square feet, opening onto large outdoor terraces. A rooftop amenity deck and garden are also planned on the property.
Hudson Pacific and Macerich will retain approximately 96,000 square feet of the mall's retail space - including its movie theater - in a separate building on the opposite corner of Pico and Westwood Boulevards.
The new campus will swell Google's footprint in the Los Angeles area to roughly 1 million square feet, adding to its 300,000-square-foot office at the historic Spruce Goose hangar, as well space occupied by its subsidiary YouTube. Additionally, the company owns 12 acres of land in Playa Vista which is entitled for the development of approximately 900,000 square feet of offices.
One Westside, located a short walk north of the Expo Line's Westwood/Rancho Park Station, is not the only portion of the Westside Pavilion slated to be revived as office space. The former Macy's department store at the corner of Pico Boulevard and Overland Avenue is being converted into 230,000 square feet of offices in a $180-million development from GPI Companies.
Hudson Pacific Properties, based out of Brentwood, has made a habit of signing Silicon Valley tech giants to large scale leases as they ramp up their Los Angeles operations. Most notably, Netflix is set to occupy more than 700,000 square feet of space at its Sunset Bronson Studios property in Hollywood.