SJP Project Solutions completes initial renovations for McCarter & English’s Gateway Center office in Newark (SLIDESHOW)

SJP Properties on Monday said it completed the first- and second-phase renovations for McCarter & English’s Gateway Center office in Newark.

McCarter & English foresaw the need to adapt its space in response to shifting trends in the increasingly flexible nature of work — motivating it to engage SJP’s Project Solutions as a partner to help reimagine its five-floor, 100,000-square-foot office building as an ultramodern workspace to support its team and serve as a talent incubator in years to come. The restacking is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter.

The renovations emphasize the demands of a post-COVID workforce, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows to infuse more natural light into the workspace, additional open spaces for leisure and a suite of Class A amenities.

“SJP’s ability to drive competitive pricing in the marketplace for construction
services, and our unblemished track record executing projects of this scale and complexity — regardless of market conditions — make us the ideal partner to help McCarter & English realize the firm’s vision for its Newark office,” said Andrew Natale, chief operating officer of
SJP Properties. “We have both the project staff to support these kinds of builds and decades of success executing similar complex projects across Newark for clients such as Prudential, Panasonic and KS Engineers. We’re pleased to continue growing Project Solutions’ reputation in the market as a specialty construction practice at the forefront of offering next-generation office space and unique solutions for corporate locations across the New York metropolitan area and beyond.”

McCarter & English has offices across the Northeast and predominantly offers
its innovative transactional, intellectual property and complex litigation counsel to Fortune 100, midmarket and emerging growth companies. The overhaul of the firm’s five floors, which it has occupied for decades, will include the creation of an open, glass-walled
office to provide a workplace ecosystem positioned for the future of legal office space — echoing the firm’s forward-thinking business model and relationship-driven approach.

“Throughout the restacking of our five floors at the Gateway Center, the commitment
and professionalism of the SJP Project Solutions team has been exemplary. We know we can continue to rely on their continued expertise and dedication to the complete transformation of our Newark location,” said Michael Schetlick, director of office services
at McCarter & English.

SJP Project Solutions is working in conjunction with Francis Cauffman Architects, engineering consultant Robert Derector Associates and the project management team from Newmark to complete the restacking.