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Office Building Transformed From Brooklyn Sugar Factory Opens

The new 15-story office building features a glass dome penthouse, communal workspaces, on-site amenities, retail spaces, and more
The Refinery at Domino is now open

Two Trees Management, a Brooklyn-based real estate development firm, announced the opening of The Refinery at Domino.

The Refinery at Domino is a new Class A office building that was transformed from Brooklyn’s historic Domino Sugar Factory.

Constructed in 1884, the Domino Sugar Factory was once the largest sugar manufacturing producer in the world. After the factory closed in 2004, Two Trees Management purchased the land in 2012 and began executing its plan to revitalize the site.

The newly-transformed office structure stands at 15-stories high, with around 460,000 square-feet of space.

Among the features of the building include a glass dome penthouse, several floor-to-ceiling windows, communal workspaces, areas designated for events and private functions, retail spaces, on-site amenities such as an indoor pool and gym, and more.

The Refinery at Domino is the result of an adaptive reuse project, in an effort to transform the building from a gas-burning manufacturing plant into a more sustainable, environmentally responsible office structure.

The new building is powered by a mechanical system that uses efficient, all-electric equipment, making it one of only a handful of large buildings city-wide to have net-zero carbon emissions, according to a release.

In addition to The Refinery at Domino, Two Trees Management also has other plans for the factory site turned mixed-use development.

Among the real estate developer’s goals include constructing multiple apartment buildings, along with additional commercial and retail spaces.

“Over a decade in the making, The Refinery at Domino opens at a time when we are witnessing a significant shift in human capital to Brooklyn,” said Jed Walentas, CEO of Two Trees Management. 

“Our vision for the Domino site has always been to cultivate a vibrant mixed-use community on the Williamsburg waterfront. The Refinery at Domino is the centerpiece of this vision, delivering the best-in-class commercial space to accommodate Brooklyn’s dynamic workforce.”