Pennoni Associates, Inc., the Philadelphia based engineering firm that acquired Envisors in 2015, is moving and expanding its Winter Haven office to downtown Winter Haven. Pennoni will be moving to 401 Third Street, SW, into a building being redeveloped by Six/Ten, LLC, the Winter Haven based development and investment company.
The building was originally built as a Red Lobster in 1978. Six/Ten acquired the property in 2016 and had originally planned to demolish the building and build new apartments. “Once we got into it, we discovered a building that was structurally in great shape. We decided at that point that it would be a great candidate for redevelopment” says John Jebens, Vice President of Engineering for Six/Ten. The building is being taken back to a concrete shell. A new exterior facade designed by C&K Architects, a Tampa based architectural firm with an office in downtown Winter, Haven is currently under construction. Interior renovations are well underway.
Pennoni joins a growing list of businesses that are moving in to the downtown district. In the past year,
Jerue Logistics, Bond Clinic, Certipay, Veterinary Health Associates, The Bike Shop Of Winter Haven, Central Florida Healthcare and others have either relocated to or expanded their operations in downtown Winter Haven. “Downtown is a great place to do business,” says Anita Strang, Executive Director for MainStreet Winter Haven. “We can’t wait to welcome Pennoni downtown. It is very exciting to see business owners realize the value of a downtown location. I think that this is a trend that you will see accelerate.”
“We are very excited about the move and the opportunity to establish our new office in the heart of the ongoing downtown renaissance,” says Beth Evans, Office Director. Nelson Shaffer, Regional Vice President of Florida operations for Pennoni added “We looked at several locations but felt the Six/Ten space gave us the best opportunity to continue to be part of the Winter Haven business community as it grows. In addition, the location allows us to easily continue serving our central Florida market.”
The move in to the new location is scheduled for late July.