Mountain and urban gateway, Battery 621, to open in downtown Denver

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 30, 2010 8:23 am

Imagine recruiting some of the snow sports industry’s brightest minds, creating a free-flowing office environment with limitless synergy opportunities, all while being housed together under one roof. That’s the idea behind Battery 621, Denver’s new 30,000-square-foot development currently under construction at 621 Kalamath Street, “downtown Denver, just 10 blocks south of LoDo”.

Headed by co-owners/tenants, Wink Inc., an event production and television company with deep roots in the snow sports industry, and The Public Works, a full-service project management firm; the companies hope to set the new standard for business by revamping social, environmental, and professional philosophies.

Rendering of the Battery 621 exterior

The building, which is expected to be completed by Oct. 1st, contains two 15,000 square foot levels designed to truly maximize space and offer tremendous flexibility. Constructed using Starwall Movable Walls, partitions can be transformed to meet the ever-changing needs of the building’s occupants. Central to the main idea behind Battery 621, the finished building will also house a core common space containing conference rooms, and event hosting areas.

Wink Inc. President, and co-founder Jason Winkler said the common space will give the area a “coffee shop vibe” and provide tenants a much more professional office space.

In fact, it was Wink Inc.’s own company-wide need for more office space that would coincide with Battery 621′s development. Their Jackson, WY, company headquarters were becoming too small for the rapidly growing Wink Inc., forcing the company to pursue expansion opportunities with another office. After long considering an additional office in the growing entertainment hub of Denver, Wink Inc. began searching the city for a roughly 9,000 square foot space. However, after realizing their friends at The Public Works sought a similar expansion opportunity, the two companies partnered up in their search efforts.

In an act of true serendipity, the partners came across an irresistible chance to acquire the vacant 621 Kalamath St. building, which had sat as a 5-year eyesore in a busy Denver corridor. With dynamic views of both downtown Denver and the surrounding mountains, the building serves as a symbolic gateway between both worlds for its inhabitants.

Realizing the group was on to something bigger, the developers began inviting several companies to join their collection in an effort to create something that could be larger than the sum of their parts.

 

A look at one possible office configuration using the Starwall Movable Walls

The list of tenants who have signed on to join Wink Inc. and The Public Works in the building reads like a “who’s who” list of innovative companies:

The Public Works – Owner/Tenant
The Public Works is a full service project management firm that assists clients in all stages of the project development cycle, from forming ideas, design & engineering, construction, all the way to marketing. Clients have included Spyder, Aspen, and Red Bull, to name a few.

Wink Inc. – Owner/Tenant
Wink Inc. is a full-service film, television and multi-media production company that have been based in Jackson, WY for 12 years. The company’s television and event services include conception, athlete coordination and relations, live-event production and sound, branding creation and implementation, venue direction, distribution and PR, hospitality, location scouting and any other type of logistical assistance you require. Past clients have included Red Bull, Quiksilver, Audi, RushHD, National Geographic and Fuel TV, among many others.

Spyder
For 30 years, Spyder’s skiwear was been regarded for integrating high-tech fabrics, fashion and functionality. Rigorously tested by some of the top athletes in the world, Spyder produces a passion for performance. Spyder will make 621 its showroom offices, allowing the company to engage retailers and clients in an exciting, progressive environment.

Icelantic
Icelantic is a progressive, independent ski company that strives to blend ski technology, art, creativity, and passion. Icelantic skis are high performance and totally unique, to guarantee the evolution of the snow sports industry. All skis rely on American craftsmanship, high-quality materials and beautiful graphics to give Icelantic customers the best possible ski experience.

Phenom
Phenom provides strategic marketing and consulting services to companies implementing video to foster brand stories for product driven companies.

Company Be
Company Be is a software services company that specializes in providing internet, web, and back-end sales develop for smaller businesses allowing them to compete in the global market.

Dactylcam
Dactylcam is a Denver-based company that developed a flying cable camera system affordable enough for indie filmmakers and smaller productions. The product stands out from the competition due to the variety of cameras it can accommodate and its ease of setup. It was engineered with safety, portability, and low environmental impact in mind.

Hayter PR
Hayter Communications is a full-service PR and copywriting agency that boosts a stable of A-list action sports and lifestyle clients

 

The unique collection of clients will work to leverage their respective resources for not only their own company but for all of the stakeholders in Battery 621. These tenant partners represent only the beginning of the group’s journey towards creating something larger than any could do on their own.

For more information check out the Battery 621 website at http://www.battery621.com/

 

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