Global Water Center space filling up

The Global Water Center, the 98,000-square-foot facility created in a seven-story former warehouse building in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood, is running out of available space.

The building, located at 223 W. Pittsburgh Ave., provides office space, laboratories and other facilities for businesses, universities and start-up firms involved in water technology.

The $22 million project to create the Global Water Center was completed in 2013. Less than two years later, space in the building is filling up.

“It’s getting tighter,” said Dean Amhaus, president and CEO of The Water Council.
Marquette University will occupy most of the space on the sixth floor of the building, Amhaus said. Another tenant, whom he declined to name, will occupy the remaining space on the floor.

The Water Council has also added more space in the building adding about 400 square feet of space on the fifth floor, Amhaus said.

“We are sort of squeezing people in here and there,” he said.

There is 1,000 square feet of space available on the fourth floor. Amhaus said a potential tenant, that he declined to name, is considering the space.

Three suites are available on the fifth floor and potential tenants are considering two of those suites, Amhaus said.

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