(Updated 4:30) — A series of improvements for 1676 International Drive are planned to bring the building more in line with newer developments like the nearby Boro project.
1676 International Drive is currently a 13-story, 300,000-square foot office building. Brandywine Realty Trust, the owner of the property, said the renovations will focus on transforming the interior space into a more popular flexible workspace environment. Renovations begin this month and are expected to be completed next fall.
New outdoor and recreation spaces will include an outdoor fireplace and lounge, an oversized outdoor TV, a bocce court and other relaxation areas. A new penthouse suite will include a 120-person conference center and a luxury fitness center.
Infrastructure enhancements are also planned for the area will also improve the building’s accessibility to Tysons Galleria across International Drive and the Boro, diagonally opposite the property across Greensboro Drive.
Brandywine Realty Trust said in a press release that the added walkways and a new traffic signal planned for Tysons Boulevard will improve accessibility to the building.
Allie Seifert, a spokeswoman for Brandywine, said the redevelopment is part of a broader strategy of reinvesting in existing assets in burgeoning neighborhoods outside D.C., like Tysons and Ballston, and converting them into more modern workspaces.
Brandywine also recently announced a new line of flexible office offerings similar to MakeOffices and WeWork called BEX, with the first location opening at 8260 Greensboro Drive in Tysons.