Houston’s First Speculative LEED Platinum Campus Set for Success

Despite of the oil slump, activity in the Energy Corridor has been going strong.

Despite the oil slump, activity in the Energy Corridor has been going strong. Skanska USA Commercial Development announced that it has signed a 158,050-square-foot lease with IHI E&C at West Memorial Place II, the firm’s third commercial development project in the Houston market.

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West Memorial Place II

“IHI E&C has grown significantly in recent years and expanded its Houston presence,” said Glyn Rodgers, its president. “This dynamic, energy-efficient new space and prominent location on Memorial Drive will give our growing company flexibility for growth and superb visibility. Its location adjacent to green space and Terry Hershey Park and its world-class features reflect our commitment to our employees. We are very much looking forward to calling West Memorial Place our home for years to come.”

Skanska expects to have the building topped off by October and operational by midyear 2016. Upon build out, the new 14-story, 385,000-square-foot office tower will join the already operational West Memorial Place I and complete the firm’s campus. Both towers are expected to achieve LEED Platinum certification, making Skanska’s campus the first speculative LEED Platinum campus in Houston.