Portman Holdings to Build 370KSF Office Tower in Charlotte, Next to Westin Hotel
- Nov 07, 2014
By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor
Global real estate developer Portman Holdings has announced plans to develop a 370,000-square-foot Class A office building in Uptown Charlotte. Dubbed 615 South College, the project will be developed next to the Westin Hotel, a previous Portman Holdings project.
“The Westin was always intended to be a mixed-use project, bringing the natural synergies of office and hotel together to create an active 24/7 place. This extension relates to the Westin, but takes on its own special image,” Principal and Design Director Gordon Beckman, AIA declared.
Set to break ground in June 2015 in Charlotte’s CBD, Portman has already started the permitting process for 615 South College. The 19-story office tower will rise above the Westin Hotel’s 1,650-space underground parking deck. This will contribute towards a fast completion, scheduled for Q4 of 2016. 615 South College will feature a conference facility, floor-to-ceiling windows, attractive signage opportunities facing I-277, two-story corner balconies, a fitness center with locker rooms and an elevated green plaza. The project is targeting LEED Gold certification and will provide direct access to the Charlotte LYNX light rail system. Tenants of 615 South College will also enjoy the amenities of the adjacent Westin Hotel. These include 44,000 square feet of meeting space, FedEx, Starbucks, full-service restaurant and bar, indoor heated pool and sauna.
Portman Holdings’ Travis Garland and Charlotte-based Trinity Partners will handle marketing and leasing services. 615 South College will be designed by John Portman & Associates, the same architecture firm that designed the adjacent 700-key Westin Hotel.
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Rendering courtesy of John Portman & Associates