WALLINGFORD –– The Campus at Greenhill has a second tenant.
Burns & McDonnell Engineering has signed a 7.5-year lease for 26,000 square feet at the 300,000-square-foot office building at 108 Leigus Road where Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Connecticut inked a ten-year lease with developer Workstage-Connecticut LLC last September for 218,000 square feet. Cushman & Wakefield’s Robert Motley represented the tenant and the landlord in both transactions.
Burns regional administrator Carl James said the Campus will be the New England regional headquarters for the company, which will relocate 85 employees from its current location in Wallingford, and provide “room to grow to 120 in the next few years.”
Based in Kansas City, Mo., the full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm is owned by its more than 3,000 employees.
James said the new space has a “significant amount of” natural light, and the open floor plan includes a huge room that can be divided into three conference rooms.
The rapidly growing company began its search for a place to consolidate its Wallingford employees about a year ago, looking in Rocky Hill and other nearby locations.
“We really wanted to stay in the area,” James said. The Campus at Greenhill, which was under construction for the Mortgage Lenders Network USA Inc. before it filed bankruptcy in 2007, fit the bill but didn’t become feasible for Burns until Anthem signed their lease last year.