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13 DECEMBER 2023
Grosvenor, an international property owner and developer with a 70+ year track record in North America, announced the completion of a new athletic facility at the British International School of Washington (BISW) in the Georgetown area of Washington D.C., located adjacent to the company’s new redevelopment project at 3300 Whitehaven Street.
Grosvenor acquired the site in 2020 with two existing buildings in place – a Georgetown University occupied office building at 3300 Whitehaven Street and the BISW building at 2001 Wisconsin Avenue.
Since then, Grosvenor has launched a redevelopment plan to replace the former Georgetown University office with a new 280 unit Class A rental apartment building while preserving and enhancing the school’s existing facilities. As part of the school’s upgrades, Grosvenor began building a brand new athletic facility in a portion of the existing below-grade parking garage, located between the school building and the new planned multifamily property.
Construction on the athletic facility began in September 2022 and is now completed and ready for use. The new state of the art, dual-use facility functions as both a gymnasium and auditorium and will bring athletic functions on site that previously occurred at area rec centers or other schools.
For athletic functions, the new facility is able to support one high school regulation basketball court, one main volleyball court, one futsal court, three badminton courts, four basketball free-throw practice areas, or two practice volleyball courts. There are also retractable bleachers with seating for 198 spectators.
“Grosvenor is thrilled to introduce this new athletic facility to both students and their families, as well as the local D.C. community,” notes Isaac Metzger, Vice President of Investment for Grosvenor’s Washington office. “We’re pleased to have partnered with the British International School of Washington on this project. The facility was uniquely designed to meet the students’ needs and we’re confident this innovative facility will enhance their experience while supporting the school’s long-term requirements.”
“Our excitement for the new gym is immeasurable,” said BISW Principal Ian Piper. “This state-of-the-art facility will not only foster physical wellness but also serve as a hub for cultivating teamwork, learning, and unforgettable experiences for our students. We’re thrilled to witness the incredible impact this space will have on our school community’s growth and success.”
Once the full redevelopment of the site is complete, the school will also receive a new play area in the plaza between the two buildings, and approximately 5,700 square feet of expansion space in the ground floor of the multifamily building.
The proposed multifamily building at 3300 Whitehaven will include approximately 280 units upon completion, approximately 15 percent of which will be affordable. The use of mass timber, a leading-edge building technology that will offer a substantial reduction in the building’s embodied carbon footprint, is also being considered for the project’s construction.
3300 Whitehaven is the latest project in Grosvenor’s long history of owning and operating property across the D.C. metropolitan area. Since 1986, Grosvenor has actively invested and added impactful residential and mixed-use projects to the region, including the recently completed Margarite, a new mixed-use rental community in the Union Market neighborhood, City Homes in Eckington, F1RST in Navy Yard, District Apartments in the 14th Street Corridor, and Central in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Grosvenor has worked as an international property developer, manager and investor for over 345 years, improving property and places across many of the world’s leading cities, with a focus in the UK and North America.
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Great Ink Communications
Roxanne Donovan, Rick Van Warner, Tom Nolan, Eric Waters