Nine months after our last update, the last remnants of the Westside Pavilion's 1980s exterior have been removed, as the former shopping mall continues its transformation into a Google-anchored office campus.
The $475-million project, a joint venture between Hudson Pacific Properties and Macerich, is called One Westside. Plans call for approximately 584,000 square feet of office space in addition to on-site parking and open space.
Gensler's designs for the campus called for gutting the three-story shopping center to build a new campus around its steel skeleton. The mall's high ceilings and atrium will be used to create a light-filled interior, while its sprawling footprint will allow for floor plans of up to 150,000 square feet which open onto outdoor terraces.
Google has leased the entire 584,000-square-foot office component of the project, and is scheduled to commence its 14-year tenancy following the completion of construction in 2022.
While Hudson Pacific and Macerich will transform the bulk of the Westside Pavilion into offices, approximately 96,000 square feet of space will remain at the southwest corner of Pico and Westwood Boulevards. The three-story structure includes the mall's movie theater.
The One Westside project also does not include the Westside Pavilion's former Macy's department store, which is also being transformed into an office campus in a separate development from GPI Companies.
- Westside Pavilion (Urbanize LA)