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RocaPoint Partners has started construction on 60,000 square feet of office space and signed agreements with multiple occupants as part of the second phase of Halcyon, a 135-acre, $370 million mixed-use project next to Big Creek Greenway in Forsyth County, the company announced on Thursday.
Alimera Sciences has already claimed about one-quarter of the under-construction building’s office space, according to the announcement. The pharmaceutical company has agreed to lease 14,900 square feet of space within the four-story building, which is expected to deliver in the fourth quarter.
RocaPoint Partners also announced that it expects to finish a new 23,000-square-foot location for fitness center The Forum Athletic Club by early next year and that Dogtopia, a dog boarding and grooming company, will occupy 5,000 square feet of Halcyon’s second phase.
Designed by AKA Studio and referred to as Building 1100, the currently underway office building will feature a brick and steel exterior and have a wellness focus, according to the developer. Office leasing for the project is being led by Newmark Group.
“As we continue to see tenants develop their work environment to meet post-Covid office protocols, we believe the opportunity to use a blank canvas is more important than ever,” Newmark Executive Managing Director Tom Miller said in a statement. “Halcyon’s Building 1100 will be first-generation space, allowing companies open opportunities to configure their environment to meet their specific needs in the most efficient and health conscious means possible.”
The building’s interior will feature HVAC systems with UV filtration and hands-free access throughout, among other features, according to the announcement.
Alongside development partner The Georgetown Company, RocaPoint Partners opened Halcyon’s 227,000-square-foot first phase in 2019.