The Powerhouse, an amenities center at The Crossings at Jefferson Park, in the Whippany section of Hanover — Courtesy: Vision Real Estate Partners
By Joshua Burd
A joint venture has completed its multimillion-dollar plan to convert a former powerhouse structure into a standalone amenities center at a 525,000-square-foot business park in Hanover.
The developers, Vision Real Estate Partners and Rubenstein Partners, announced they have introduced the 11,000-square-foot building known as the Powerhouse at The Crossings at Jefferson Park. The center now offers amenities such as enhanced gourmet food services, a multifunction lounge, conference room and a health and wellness center.
“This property emphasizes spaces and services that foster not only productive, collaborative workplaces, but also personal fulfillment,” Sam Morreale, founder and managing partner of Vision Real Estate Partners, said in a prepared statement. “The Powerhouse is an exciting addition. The building is fantastic – it has become the centerpiece of this campus.”
The owners have retained FLIK Hospitality Group for the planning and operation of the building, which operates Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for food service and is open until 8 p.m. for fitness, they said in a news release. Its offerings include breakfast and lunch with a coffee and juice bar, gourmet food stations and daily specials.
The food component includes indoor and open-air seating with a covered trellis and roll-up doors, as well as an outdoor patio. The business lounge features casual seating and WiFi, while the 2,300-square-foot health and wellness center offers state-of-the-art equipment, free weights and locker rooms with showers.
Inside The Powerhouse is a “town hall” environment with open ceilings, exposed ductwork and modern finishes, the news release said. The building is also located close to The Crossings’ bike share station and bike storage, along with 1.3 miles of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.
“The amenities center is the final phase of our revitalization and rebranding of The Crossings at Jefferson Park,” Morreale said. “This campus, highlighted by rolling berms, mature trees and abundant landscaping, has been redesigned specifically to promote health, wellness and sustainability.”
The Crossings, a 65-acre campus, originally housed a highly sensitive ITT division and later was a data center for Bear Stearns. It includes enhanced electrical, HVAC and fiber infrastructure.
Following a repositioning effort by the firms, its three office buildings serve as home to Arthur J. Gallagher, Barclays Capital, JP Morgan Chase, Lord Abbett and WithumSmith+Brown.
The Crossings at Jefferson Park is easily accessible from routes 24 and 10 and Interstate 287.