North American lighting behemoth Leviton Manufacturing recently leased a 5000-square-foot, high-end, pre-built office suite at W&H Properties’ 112 West 34th Street, across the street from Macy’s between Broadway and Seventh Avenue. Located on the building’s 19th floor, the suite was constructed for an incoming tenant’s LEED for Commercial Interiors application. (No word on whether Leviton intends to proceed with such an effort).
The 750,000-square-foot 112 West 34th Street is a 26-story, pre-war property that has Garment District roots, formerly serving as a manufacturing facility for children’s apparel. It recently received an $80 million, interior and exterior renovation that resulted in a 2010 Energy Star award from EPA. The project included a variety of energy-efficient upgrades to the building’s infrastructure, as well as new entrances at both West 33rd and 34th Streets.
Pre-built units at the building range in size from 4100 to 5000 square feet; W&H is also marketing partial and full-floor build-to-suit spaces that range from 20,000 to 41,000 square feet. Currently the largest contiguous block of space is 177,000 square feet.
Leviton manufactures electrical wiring devices, data center connectivity solutions, lighting energy management systems, and building submeters. The century-old company is based on Long Island and its portfolio consists of over 25,000 devices that are used in a host of applications in residential, commercial, and industrial properties. “Leviton is a leader in its sector,” Tony Malkin said. “It requires a facility and amenities commensurate with its position in the marketplace.”