- ‘The space is the perfect setting for creative minds to thrive,’ says Frost Giant Studios CEO
- Several customers chose Irvine Company’s unique Flex Workspace+ leasing option
- The second phase will include seven additional buildings totaling about 260,000 SF
- Creative loft-style buildings are connected by a central pedestrian pathline and indoor/outdoor amenities
IRVINE, Calif. (February 28, 2022) — Irvine Company announced today that it has begun construction of the second phase of Innovation Office Park following strong leasing of its first phase to tech, gaming, and other cutting-edge companies.
The open-air creative office village has already attracted more than a dozen companies that have leased more than 175,000 square feet. Interest remains strong as companies seek imaginative new workplace experiences that connect teams, inspire them to innovate, and make the office a destination.
“In a changing world, and as our business continuously grows, we were looking for a working environment that favors creativity, collaboration, and allows our employees to find the perfect work-life integration,” said Ian Curran, President & COO of SEGA of America, Inc., among the inaugural customers. “With flexible, customizable spaces and expansive indoor/outdoor amenities, Innovation Office Park is the perfect place for our team to call home.”
The new phase of the 1.1 million-square-foot project will include seven buildings totaling about 260,000 square feet. Ranging in size from 20,000 to 64,000 square feet, the buildings are anticipated to be completed by winter 2022. The new phase also includes pop-up amenity experiences along the project’s pedestrian pathline and a central event lawn for outdoor meetings, happy hours and food trucks.
Innovation Office Park combines the most desired elements of the creative office – open ceilings, operable windows, roll-up doors, and open-air design – with the best amenities a workplace can offer, including an indoor/outdoor cafe with rotating cuisine, artisan coffee bar, and gourmet grab-n-go marketplace, flexible meeting and event spaces and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a dedicated outdoor workout area. Add the flawless execution-only an Irvine Company new development can offer and the result is a sense of place, activity, and energy that draws people together and supports business growth and success.
Irvine Company also offers unrivaled leasing flexibility, starting at six months with suites as small as 2,000 square feet, through its Flex Workspace+ program with the opportunity to scale to a full floor, building, or more.
Innovation Office Park’s customers include:
- SEGA of America, Inc., a multinational video game and entertainment company
- Sims Limited, a global leader in metal and electronics recycling and an emerging leader in the municipal recycling and renewable energy industries
- Moxo, a client interaction platform
- GoodLeap, a finance technology company
- Finfare, Inc., a fintech company leading the charge to define an AI-driven payment system
- Postcard Game Studio, a AAA game development studio
- Frost Giant Studios, Inc., an independent game development studio
- OmniVision Technologies, Inc., developer of advanced imaging solutions
- The DPS, Inc., a design and manufacturing firm
- Green Rush Packaging, provider of packaging
- BCCB LLC, the organizing entity for Beach Cities Commercial Bank (Proposed)
- Notorious Studios, a new video game studio
“The demand for premium workspace continues to grow and Innovation Office Park has become the workplace of choice for innovative companies that want the best possible experience for their teams,” said Steve Case, executive vice president, Irvine Company Office. “Companies desire an environment that promotes creativity, innovation, and collaboration and meets a new set of expectations with regard to wellness and the health of employees.”
Innovation Office Park’s other premium features include MERV-13 air filtration for healthier air filtration and state-of-the-art Viracon glass and skylights for maximum energy-efficient daylighting. The company is also the first in the nation to have its workplace communities designated as Verified Healthy Buildings and consulted with UCI Health to review and enhance its comprehensive wellness program.
Located at the desirable confluence of the I-5 and 133 freeways that Orange County Business Journal recently dubbed “Gamer’s Gateway,” Innovation Office Park’s first eight buildings total 300,000 square feet.
“We really wanted to find a space that matched the creative sensibilities that we have as a team,” said Tim Morten, Production Director & CEO of Frost Giant Studios. “Innovation Office Park wound up being the perfect combination of style and also amenities…it’s perfect.”
The workplace community ultimately will include 28 loft-style buildings that are connected by a mile-long central pedestrian pathline featuring 2,600 mature olive and pine trees that connect the workspace to the outdoors.
Located on 73 acres, Innovation Office Park is minutes from Irvine’s renowned residential villages, shops, restaurants, parks, the Great Park, hiking trails and vast preserved natural open spaces.
About Irvine Company Office
Irvine Company elevates the workplace by combining inspired design, exceptional quality, innovative solutions, and experience-driven amenities. Renowned for continual evolution, reinvestment, and personalized service, Irvine Company creates environments that cultivate collaboration, creativity, and customer success. The company serves more than 3,000 customers in 50 million square feet of premier workplaces in Orange County, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and San Diego, as well as iconic towers in Chicago and New York. Irvine Company leads the industry with a forward-looking mindset and commitment to creating thriving communities.