Construction begins this week on the $34-million South Coast Executive Centre, a twin-tower office project that bolsters the claim of the South Coast Metro Center to be one of the leading business and retail areas of Orange County.
A development of QB Properties of Newport Beach, owned by Victor H. Boyd and David L. Quisling, in joint venture with Johnson Wax Development Corp., the 156,000-square-foot project is being built on the 4.2-acre site at 3100 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, just south of the Bristol on- and off-ramps of the San Diego (405) Freeway. Completion is scheduled for next January.
Designed by Gin Wong Associates, the project consists of two five-story towers joined by office bridges at the third and fourth levels to provide continuous space of more than 30,000 square feet for a major tenant on each of the two floors.
The steel-frame structures, clad in contrasting bands of polished granite and solar bronze glass, feature saw-tooth floor plans for the maximum number of corner offices and outdoor terraces for executive suites, according to project architect Bruce Bailey.