Santa Clara Gateway’s Workplace Community Draws New Companies

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 14, 2014 — Santa Clara Gateway, a premier office campus in the heart of Silicon Valley, has drawn new companies with a workplace community that enhances recruiting, retention, productivity, and other key business goals.

Since January, companies have leased about 55,000 square feet of space at 5451 Great America, one of six buildings at the 911,000-square-foot campus designed by famed architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP of New York. The 5451 Great America building is home to Santa Clara Gateway’s state-of-the-art fitness and conference centers as well as Erik’s DeliCafé, opening in late May.

“The recent leases reflect Santa Clara Gateway’s appeal for companies seeking a workplace that enhances their brand and helps recruit and retain employees in a competitive market,” said Steve Case, executive vice president, Irvine Company Office Properties. “Santa Clara Gateway offers a workplace community where companies of all sizes can see productivity gains from a campus setting with outdoor workspaces, conference facilities, a fitness center and, soon, one of the Bay Area’s favorites with Erik’s DeliCafé.”

Erik’s is set to open a 4,300-square-foot deli cafe on the ground floor of 5451 Great America. Erik’s, which opened its first deli cafe in Scotts Valley in 1973, provides a warm atmosphere, fast, friendly service and quality food including gourmet sandwiches, slow-simmered soups, fresh salads and bakery goods made from scratch using family recipes and fresh ingredients.

Joining Erik’s at Santa Clara Gateway are:

  • GoerTek Electronics Inc., a maker of audio electronics for smartphones, tablets, computers and video game consoles that has leased 30,000 square feet at 5451 Great America. GoerTek is expected to move into its new Silicon Valley office later this year.
  • Square, a maker of mobile payment products that has leased 6,500 square feet at Santa Clara Square, where the San Francisco-based company is opening its first Silicon Valley office this spring.
  • Cyphort, a provider of advanced threat-detection enterprise software that is leasing 9,500 square feet at Santa Clara Square. Cyphort’s office at 5451 Great America opened in March.
  • SGRI North America, a geophysics research and development company that is leasing about 5,000 square feet of space at Santa Clara Square. SGRI North America opened its office at 5451 Great America in January.

The new companies join Dell, GlobalFoundries and Arista Networks, which all have leased buildings at Santa Clara Gateway.

Several of the new companies at Santa Clara Gateway are utilizing ReadyNow space, a unique offering the Irvine Company introduced to Silicon Valley at Santa Clara Gateway. ReadyNow allows companies to be up and running in their spaces as soon as possible by providing seamless, prebuilt workspaces. With ReadyNow, lease terms are flexible ― as short as one year.

At Santa Clara Gateway, ReadyNow workspaces range in size from 5,000 to 10,000 square feet. Designs include traditional office layouts, furnished suites or progressive workspaces with open floor plans, natural light, and collaborative workspaces.

Located near Levi’s Stadium, light rail and regional train stations, Santa Clara Gateway provides the convenience and sense of place found at Silicon Valley’s leading corporate campuses with an onsite cafe, fitness center, conference facilities and outdoor workspaces with plush, resort-style seating and wireless Internet service.

“Santa Clara Gateway is designed for the way people work with bright, open floors, collaboration areas and outdoor workspaces that foster inspiration and innovation,” Case said.

The indoor workspaces of Santa Clara Gateway offer progressive and traditional configurations with highly efficient, 30,500-square-foot floor plates with virtually column-free spans.

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