KDC BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON KPRC CHANNEL 2 BROADCAST FACILITY IN HOUSTON
Project slated for completion in February 2017
HOUSTON – (February 4, 2016) – KDC, one of America’s leading commercial real estate development and investment firms, has started construction on a 60,000-square-foot office building for KPRC Channel 2, Houston’s NBC affiliate.
“We are excited to deliver a state-of-the-art facility that will accommodate the latest broadcast technology in an environment that is adaptable to the ever-changing media world,” said Marc Flores, KDC vice president. “We understand the importance of being the best in the broadcast industry and know this facility will support it.”
Located at 8181 Southwest Freeway in Southwest Houston’s Sharpstown District, KPRC’s new headquarters will house all aspects of the broadcast business and more than 180 employees. It is being built 15 feet away from KPRC’s existing broadcast station, allowing critical utilities to be relocated while the station remains active. Completion is slated for Feb. 2017.
“We are excited to be moving to the construction phase of our new 21st century news studio and we can’t wait to move in early next year,” said Jerry Martin, KPRC vice president and general manager.
The facility will have two new studios with supporting control rooms for broadcasting live news programs, and the building is specially equipped to go live from anywhere on site. A 9,000-square-foot newsroom will be built as an open concept with 14-foot ceilings and exterior windows, giving employees a view into a courtyard that includes seating areas and an outdoor kitchen that will be used for live broadcasts and employee events.
KPRC’s new facility will have a two-story atrium and staircase in the center of the building to provide natural light and a central meeting location. Additional space will be allocated for the sales department, creative services department, and a new equipment room to process and store all of the network’s data.
Corgan is the project architect, DPR Construction is the general contractor, Bury is the civil engineer, AG&E is the structural engineer, Telios is the MEP engineer, and Office of James Burnett is the landscape architect.
KDC, one of America’s leading commercial real estate development and investment companies, provides a full range of commercial real estate services including corporate build-to-suit development, acquisitions, corporate facility project/construction management, project financing, asset and land management, and marketing and leasing. KDC is headquartered in Dallas and has offices in Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C., and Houston. For more information, please visit kdc.com.