KDC Wins Best New Office Project Award For Liberty Mutual

Artist's rendering of Liberty Mutual's new campus in Plano
Artist’s rendering of Liberty Mutual’s new campus in Plano

With its $325 million, 1 million-square-foot campus at Legacy West, Liberty Mutual will bring more than 4,000 employees to Plano by the end of 2017. Along with its sheer size and density, the campus also stands out for its unique design.

Two 12-story office towers will sit atop seven-story parking garages. A nearly 250,000-square-foot eighth floor, the first floor of the office towers, connects the buildings and houses all of the amenities, including two rooftop gardens, dining facilities, a fitness center and locker rooms, employee health services, and conference spaces. With a height of about 300 feet, the Liberty Mutual campus will be the tallest office project in Plano.

It will sit at the gateway to Legacy West, at the southwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and State Highway 121. Like all single-tenant office projects in the $2 billion development, it’s being developed by KDC.

Toby Grove, president, says Liberty Mutual connects the corporate uses with the project’s mixed-use area. “You’ll have nearly 5,000 people right by the new food hall and the other restaurants and shops,” he says. “It’s 1 million square feet on 8 acres. That density is exactly what was envisioned for Legacy West.”

Craig Jablin and Ric Kanatzar with Savills Studley represented Liberty Mutual in its expansion. The campus was designed by Omniplan and is being built by Balfour Beatty Construction.

FINALISTS

Frost Tower-Fort Worth. This 25-story building is the first tower to be built in downtown Dallas in a number of years. The 313,000-square-foot building from Anthracite Realty will sit at Taylor and West 5th Streets and anchored by Jetta Operating Company and Frost Bank. HFF helped secure fundraising for the project. Stream Realty is overseeing development.

Terraces at Douglas Center.  It’s not easy to develop in Preston Center, with scarce land and many rules and restrictions. But Pegasus Ablon has found a way to do so, giving larger tenants an option in the submarket with its new 171,500-square-foot project on Berkshire Lane.

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