Erwin Penland to begin construction on 125,000-square-foot building

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Construction is slated to begin within the next 45 days on the new Erwin Penland building in downtown Greenville.

The marketing communications agency is constructing a new five-story 125,000-square-foot building which will be situated in what is now a parking lot between EP’s current building at 125 E. Broad St. and the Suntrust/Greenville Hospital Building at 300 E. McBee. Ave. An air bridge will connect the new building to the existing EP building.

“When we moved to downtown Greenville in 1989, we had a staff of eight,” said Joe Erwin, EP president. “Today we number around 400 between our offices in Greenville and New York.  Given that we’re currently spread out between three buildings downtown, a new headquarters of this size not only gets all of our South Carolina employees under one roof, it allows us to grow in the future without moving – and that’s really important.”

EP will initially occupy two floors in the new five-story structure in addition to the current building, which will be renovated as part of the project. This will allow the agency to create cohesive, seamless workspace across all five floors, the company said in a news release.

“It’s our goal to optimize collaboration among and between our New York and South Carolina offices, as well as with clients across the country,” said Erwin. “Connected space will extend to landscaped areas surrounding the building, as well as to the rooftop garden and deck.”

The rooftop garden and adjoining flexible indoor space will also be available for business and community events. A new parking garage contiguous to the Erwin Penland building will support the block-wide campus.

Construction is expected to be completed in early 2017.

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Project partners:

Developers: Hughes Commercial Properties and Centennial American Properties

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