Use: Office / Laboratory / Retail
Area: 94,000 sq. ft.
Rehabilitation of this former bakery building was initiated on a speculative basis, demonstrating not only the financial community's confidence in Wareham and the West Berkeley market, but also Wareham's belief in the vision of the R&D market. For one life science tenant, the layout includes an 11,000-square-foot laboratory intentionally designed without walls or partitions to facilitate the exchange of ideas. Wareham has facilitated the growth and expansion of Dynavax Technologies, Inc. over the years, which was a small start-up company when Wareham became its first landlord. In 2013, Wareham renovated 2919 Seventh Street to accommodate the most recent expansion needs of Dynavax. Current tenants also include the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, a division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, and Wells Fargo Bank.
The QB3 East Innovation Center is one of the largest in the QB3 network of incubator laboratories through the Bay Area. It has just been expanded to 17,300 square feet to accommodate next-stage companies.