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Innovative Horizons: Exploring Discovery's World HQ in New York City

It’s been five years since Discovery, Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of informative entertainment, announced its plans to relocate its New York offices to 230 Park Avenue South. Today, that plan has finally come to fruition, with some of New York’s top design, consulting, and construction firms proud to have played a part.

Under the guidance of CBRE, Meridian Design, Outsource Consultants, Inc., Core Four Construction, and Reidy Contracting Group, Discovery’s new location was transformed into a comfortable, modern workspace at the heart of Manhattan’s historic Flatiron District. The whole-building renovation and repositioning project includes contemporary new features like a spacious, open floor plan, a ground-floor studio, production space, and a rooftop terrace, all covering more than 350,000 square feet and involving the city’s most experienced designers and planning experts.

Work Completed

Long regarded as a leader in New York commercial real estate, CBRE brought more than a century of design excellence, with the help of Meridian Design Associates, to the project. Before contractors from Reidy Contracting Group and Core Four Construction could begin work, however, it fell to Outsource Consultants, Inc. to prepare the ground. As trusted experts in the industry, Outsource assumed responsibility for critical tasks from code consultation to applications to sign-offs, but here is where Outsource makes the difference:

  • Not a single deadline was ever missed, allowing Discovery HQ to open as scheduled from Day 1
  • Predicting and eliminating potential obstacles for construction and refinancing
  • Outsource’s Code and Zoning team’s encyclopedic knowledge of construction law expertly handled CCD1s and reconsiderations
  • Prepping for closeout even prior to DOB approval
  • Keeping the entire project team updated in real time with 24/7 access to DOB documents and project drawings with Outsource’s proprietary software, the Outsource Client Portal
  • Navigating the intricacies of change of use to ensure all proposed modifications and upgrades gained the necessary approvals

Due to the direct efforts of the entire project team, Discovery now has the ideal New York location to continue producing its unique brand of educational entertainment.

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Awards Won

It is no surprise that Discovery HQ has accrued an abundance of construction and design awards. Take a look below at many of Discovery’s awards to date:

International Design Awards 2023

SILVER Interior Design/Office and Service Center Category

Honorable mention

Architecture Press Release Urban Design + Architecture Design Awards 2023

GOLD in Office Building (Built)

GOLD in Commercial Interior (Built)

GOLD in Corporate Architecture (Built)

GOLD in Commercial Architecture (Built)

GOLD in Corporate Interior (Built)

GOLD in Design (Built)

SILVER in Interior Design (Built)

World Design Awards

Corporate Design Built

Design Built

Corporate Interior Built

Runner up: Commercial Interior Built

Runner up: Commercial Built

Runner up: Office Building Built

Architecture MasterPrize Awards

Honorable mention: Commercial Interiors

Runner up: Office Building Built

Honorable mention: Interior Design / Workplaces Interior