Tuesday, July 22, 2014
FedEx Office breaks ground on new West Plano headquarters
Developer KDC broke ground this afternoon on FedEx Office’s new corporate headquarters in West Plano.
The 265,000-square-foot corporate campus is under construction at the northeast corner of Legacy and Headquarters drives, just south of State Highway 121. It’s part of the huge Legacy West development that will include Toyota Motor Co.’s new North American headquarters.
About 1,200 FedEx Office workers will move to the project when it opens late next year.
“We are excited to bring everybody together under one roof in a world class facility,” said FedEx Office CEO Brian Philips. “We’ve been spread across the Metroplex in multiple facilities.”
FedEx Office will move workers from Far North Dallas at the Dallas Galleria complex, from Plano and other locations into the new campus.
The 4-story office complex was designed by Dallas-architect HKS and HOK Interiors.
Rogers O’Brien Construction is the general contractor. And J.P. Morgan Chase is financing the development.
Commercial real estate firm JLL represented FedEx Office in selecting the location after a look at multiple office options.
“It takes a long time to get to a position to have a ceremony like this,” KDC CEO Steve Van Amburgh said at the groundbreaking. “In this case it’s been three and a half to four years.”
Steve Brown- Dallas News