IDS Real Estate Group, a Los Angeles-based property management and development firm, has quietly commenced work on a mid-rise office complex a short distance east of the Westfield Culver City shopping mall.

Culver City Creative, or C3, is rising from a nearly three-acre site at the northeast corner of Hannum Avenue and Bristol Parkway.  The project, designed by the global architecture firm Gensler, will consist of a seven-story, 280,000-square-foot office connected to a parking garage via a system of pedestrian bridges.

Renderings portray an airy 132-foot tall building, accented by a series of colorful external staircases.  Plans call for high ceilings and adaptable 33,800-square-foot floor plates, expandable up to 45,000 square feet.  The building will also include operable exterior openings and large balconies, merging the building's indoor and outdoor space to take advantage of the coastal climate.

In line with other so-called "creative," office complexes, C3 will offer unconvential amenities such as a basketball court, a dog park, food trucks and a high-definition projector screen with pavilion seating.  Tenants will also be provided with complimentary Uber service, shuttling employees between C3, Downtown Culver City, the Culver City Expo Line Station and Runway at Playa Vista.

A completion date for the building is currently unclear.

The project is one of several large office developments planned or underway in the adjacent Playa Vista and Culver City communities, including the Brickyard and Playa Jefferson's Building E.