CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Honeywell on Thursday, along with representatives from the state of North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, the city of Charlotte, and officials from developer Lincoln Harris, broke ground on Honeywell’s new 23-story corporate headquarters building in Charlotte’s Legacy Union.
The office tower is part of Lincoln Harris’ Legacy Union, a 10-acre site between Tryon and Mint streets adjacent to Bank of America Stadium in Uptown Charlotte that is home to a mix of Class A office space, retail and other development, and a large public plaza. Other than ground-floor retail, Honeywell will be the only tenant in the building, occupying approximately 280,000 square feet. The tower will house approximately 750 Honeywell employees by the end of 2024 and will showcase the latest Honeywell Building Technologies products, which are found in more than 10 million buildings worldwide and help ensure facilities are safe, energy efficient, sustainable and productive.
“We are incredibly excited about construction beginning on our new headquarters, which symbolizes both the future of our company and our commitment to Charlotte and the surrounding region,” said Darius Adamczyk, chairman and chief executive officer of Honeywell. “Today is also an opportunity to acknowledge the hard work and support of all those who made this day possible, from the Honeywell employees who are leading our transition efforts to our partners from the city, county and state who have made all of us feel so welcome to this vibrant community.”
Adamczyk was joined at the ceremony by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles and Mecklenburg County Commission Chairman George Dunlap.
Gov. Cooper said, “This Manufacturing Week, I’m proud to welcome another Fortune 100 company, Honeywell, to North Carolina. Honeywell’s investment in our state and commitment to creating high-paying jobs is a testament to our strong business climate and talented workforce.”
Honeywell announced in late 2018 that Charlotte would become its new corporate headquarters and the headquarters of its Safety and Productivity Solutions segment. Approximately 350 employees are currently working for the company in temporary office space in Uptown. Construction on the new tower is expected to be completed in 2021.
“Honeywell has already proven to be a valuable community partner through multiple civic engagement projects that focus on diversity and STEM education,” said Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles. “We
are so proud to have them in Charlotte, and this new building will be a wonderful addition to our skyline.”
Commissioner George Dunlap, chair of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners, added, “We are excited that Honeywell has chosen Mecklenburg County as its new home. This new
facility will change the landscape of our community and the direction of our local economy by moving us forward and higher while creating more opportunities for our workforce. And when our workforce thrives, the County is successful.”
Other attendees included representatives from Lincoln Harris, architecture firm LS3P Associates, and general contractors Gilbane and Shelco.
“We couldn’t be any more pleased to formally welcome Honeywell to Charlotte and what has become the city’s most dynamic business address, Legacy Union,” said Lincoln Harris President Johno
Harris. “The addition of Honeywell to the roster of blue-chip companies headquartered here is further proof that Charlotte and the state of North Carolina offer a diverse business climate and unsurpassed quality of life that will lead to continued growth and opportunity.”