In the Heart of the Nation’s Most Densely Populated Water Tech Cluster


Global Water Center I (GWC I) is a 98,000 sq. ft. (9,104 m2) facility housing water-centric research facilities for universities, existing water-related companies and accelerator space for new, emerging water technology companies. With over 40 tenant organizations, GWC I continues to be a magnet for foreign dignitaries, water technology businesses, economic development organizations, and students from all levels. The development of GWC I was an important milestone as it established a highly visible headquarter base for The Water Council and a platform to grow Wisconsin’s water technology cluster.


247 W. Freshwater Way
Milwaukee, WI 53204 USA


  • Water Flow Lab with exhibition space for new prototypes
  • 44 person auditorium
  • Board room with international video conferencing technology
  • Community cafe
  • Green and Blue roof
  • Silver LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council

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Now Leasing

With space in high demand in Global Water Center I, The Water Council and HKS Holdings have created Global Water Center II (GWC II). This second facility will build on the successes of Global Water Center I by offering water-specific office and research space to a similar mix of users including the Oasis, a shared co-working space for entrepreneurs. With occupancy slated for Winter of 2017, the 46,600 sq. ft. (4329 m2) facility will be a historic rehabilitation of a nationally recognized building while adding a second cornerstone to our World Water Hub. These shared, core facilities are critical to supporting the cutting-edge water research and product development activities of the Wisconsin water technology cluster.


326-332 W. Florida Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204 USA


  • 5-story, loft office/prototyping lab/R&D building
  • Access to mentors, technical assistance, workshops, and research partnerships
  • Targeted community of water technology experts
  • Access to Global Water Center I’s amenities
  • Exposed timber ceilings and lots of natural light
  • Expansive views of downtown Milwaukee and Reed Street Yards


  • Tenant Space: 1,200 – 20,000 sq. ft. (111 – 1858 m2)
  • R&D Space: 500 – 9,600 sq. ft. (46 – 892 m2)
  • Oasis: Shared co-working area, fully furnished with ready-to-go workspace

VIEW Oasis, shared co-working space information

VIEW Global Water Center II leasing information


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Water Technology Park

Reed Street Yards (RSY) is one of Wisconsin’s first Eco-Industrial Parks, a concept that seeks to balance natural resources and economic development. RSY is a former brownfield transformed into a 17 acre (6.9 hectares) global water technology business park that will become a mixed-use urban office, educational, research and technology zone focused on the international water industry.


3rd Street & Freshwater Way
Milwaukee, WI 53204 USA


  • Build to your specifications and requirements
  • Urban waterfront environment in downtown Milwaukee
  • High-density research park with full municipal support
  • Cutting edge water demonstration plaza
  • Pervious pavement systems, bioswales and rain gardens for stormwater mitigation
  • Wisconsin’s first installation of “purple pipe” for greywater re-use

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