North Carolina Construction News staff writer
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LLFlex to invest $7.6 million in new High Point building
Kentucky-based LLFlex will invest $7.6 million in a new building in High Point and add 46 jobs, officials announced on Jan. 7.
HeLLFlex has custom packaging and lamination solutions for the construction, tobacco and wire and cable industries for more than 90 years, the governor’s office said Tuesday in a news release announcing the investment.
The business will open in a new building in the Gallimore Industrial Center, 738 Gallimore Dairy Rd., the High Point Economic Development Corp. says.
New five-story office building to start construction in Morrisville
Construction will start soon on a five-story, 198,535 sq. ft. office building in Morrisville.
Indianapolis-based Strategic Capital Partners and FCP of Chevy Chase, MD, said that the Class A building will be situated on 16.2 acres at 712 Slater Rd. overlooking the Interstate 40/540 interchange. The building has been given the name Forty540 phase II, Triangle Business Journal reports.
The project is expected to be completed by mid-2021.
Griffin Electric providing installation work on in-progress Advance Auto Parts tower in Raleigh
Electrical subcontractor Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. says it is currently providing installation work on Advance Auto Parts Tower, a 328,600-sq. ft. mixed-use commercial building in Raleigh.
The tower is expected to open in the fall of 2020 and will stand 20-stories high. In addition to 11 floors of office space, the building will also feature an eight-level parking garage, retail space, as well as access to a conference center and terrace-level amenities. Situated in the heart of North Hills in midtown Raleigh, the building is adjacent to a 35-story residential tower and is within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, hotels, retail shops, and entertainment options.
The Raleigh-Durham Griffin team is responsible for the electrical and lighting systems on-site. Griffin Electric’s work will also include installing power distribution, lightning protection, fire alarm systems, and a 750 kW unit generator.
The project team, which anticipates LEED Certification due to the building’s high resource efficiency, also includes construction manager Holder Construction Company. Duda Paine Architects, LLP of Durham is serving as the architect, while Crenshaw Consulting Engineers of Raleigh is the project’s electrical engineer.
Middleburg Communities to build 250-unit multifamily project in Wilmington
Middleburg Communities is entering the Wilmington market with a 250-unit multifamily project to be constructed on a newly acquired 9.3-acre site in the Newland master-planned Riverlights community, Multi-Housing News reports. Construction of Mosby at Riverlights, a Class A apartment community at 4027 Watercraft Ferry Ave., is scheduled to start imminently with leasing beginning in late 2020.
Middleburg Construction is serving as general contractor and McKim & Creed is providing civil engineering services. Cline Design Associates is the architect of record, interior designer and landscape architect.
Duke Realty begins construction on industrial building near Raleigh
Duke Realty Corp. has announced that it is building a new, speculative, 165,921-sq.-ft. bulk warehouse south of Raleigh.
Located in Garner, the project dubbed Greenfield North 1201 will be the eighth industrial building owned and operated by Duke Realty in the Greenfield North Business Park. All of the company’s other buildings in the park are currently 100 percent leased.
Construction on Greenfield North 1201 is underway and is set to complete in July 2020.
Greenfield North 1201 will feature 32′ clear height, 50′ x 50′ column spacing, 30 – 9′ x 10′ dock doors, two 12′ x 14′ drive-in doors, an ESFR fire protection system and 2,400-amp electrical service. Outside the building will be a 120′ truck court and parking for 96 trailers and 129 automobiles.