KDC PLANS CORPORATE CENTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY’S COLDSTREAM RESEARCH CAMPUS
Phase one would be a three-story 100,000 sf LEED Certified Class A office building
LEXINGTON, KY – May 28, 2013 – KDC, one of America’s leading commercial real estate and investment firms, under sub-contract with Sperry Van Ness Real Estate Advisors – Lexington, is marketing for development of a 38-acre, 250,000 square foot KDC Corporate Center at the University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Campus, one of the larger research campuses in the country.
Phase one is planned to include a three-story, 100,000 square foot LEED Certified building modeled after a highly efficient, sustainable and cost effective prototypical design that KDC has successfully utilized around the country with many of their corporate clients. Construction of phase one will commence when pre-leasing reaches 50% occupancy.
“The proposed building will set the standard for regional and national corporate office facilities in Kentucky,” said KDC‘s Jeff Stidham. “Its innovative design results in operational savings and provides a healthy work environment that increases employee productivity.”
The planned building features a floor design that accommodates more employees per square foot, with raised access flooring for easy access to route electrical, phone and data cabling. Large floor plates with under-floor air distribution providing work stations with individual HVAC controls for temperature adjustment. The under-floor system saves approximately 30 percent in energy costs and improves air quality. Other building attributesinclude improved lighting and acoustic quality, ease of transitioning interior components and increased day-lighting opportunities.
KDC’s Corporate Center building is designed to receive LEED-certification. This “green” building rating system, implemented by the U.S. Green Building Council, promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
“I am excited that KDC has taken an interest in marketing their Corporate Center design on the Coldstream Research Campus,” said George Ward, executive director of Coldstream. “Their involvement will show a national audience why companies like Hewlett Packard, Tempur-Pedic, A & W Restaurants, Allconnect, and Bingham McCutchen call Coldstream home.”
The 735-acre Coldstream Research Campus, located at the intersection of I-64 and I-75, is only minutes from the University of Kentucky and downtown Lexington. The research campus, once a well-known Kentucky horse farm, now houses more than 62 companies and 1,360 people that work in the biotech, pharmaceutical, equine health and service industries.
The Coldstream campus offers amenities including a 225-acre city park, two dog parks, and a 1.8 mile section of Lexington’s 12-mile running and bicycling trail that connects downtown Lexington to the Kentucky Horse Park. An Embassy Suites Hotel, the Paddock Grille Restaurant, and a new hospital also are on the campus.
KDC, one of America’s leading commercial real estate 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 Austin, Texas; Charlotte, N.C.; Lexington, KY; and Detroit. For more information, visit kdc.com