Opus Completes Construction of Build-to-Suit Technology & Engineering Center for Charter
- Feb 26, 2015
By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor
The Opus Group has announced the completion of construction on the Charter Communications Technology & Engineering Center in Englewood, Colo.
The Minneapolis-based developer started working on the 85,000-square-foot build-to-suit in the spring of 2014. Located at 8480 E. Orchard Road in the Compark Business Campus Metropolitan District, Charter’s new Technology & Engineering Center features roughly 50,000 square feet of flexible office space, conference rooms and break areas. Additionally, the center incorporates a 25,000-square-foot state-of-the-art data center that houses Charter’s Advanced Engineering teams, a large testing lab, as well as resources from the product, IT, network operations and Care teams.
According to Stamford, Conn.-based Charter, its new facility will accommodate more than 200 technical staff, including 55 new full-time positions and 45 new full-time contract positions. Opus Design Build LLC is partnering with Charter to complete tenant improvements on 10,000 square feet of white box space, as well as build an approximately 8,000-square-foot mezzanine level above that space to be completed in the summer of 2015. The facility is the eighth project Opus has worked on at the Compark Business Campus, in collaboration with Mike Vickers of MPV Compark Management LLC.
“With Opus’s help, Charter has been able to achieve its vision for a space that is as dynamic and innovative as our industry,” said Jay Rolls, Charter’s senior vice president and chief technology officer. “Our new home at the Compark Business Campus will help take technical innovations from concept to our customers.”
Opus worked on the project as developer. Opus Design Build was the design-builder, while Opus AE Group was the architect of record and structural engineer. Burkett Design acted as architect, while Cator, Ruma & Associates acted as engineer for the tenant improvements.
Rendering courtesy of The Opus Group