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Edifice renovating South Blvd. industrial building for new office

A rendering of Edifice’s new headquarters building on South Boulevard.
A rendering of Edifice’s new headquarters building on South Boulevard.

General contractor Edifice is getting a colorful new headquarters, with the pending overhaul of a building on a rapidly changing stretch of South Boulevard.

The Charlotte-based company is moving from its longtime location in the former Coca-Cola bottling plant on West Morehead Street. Edifice will retain ownership of the building on West Morehead and lease out the space.

“While we are saddened to be leaving this historic building, we are excited about our growth and look forward to the future of the Scaleybark neighborhood and the revitalization that will happen there,” said CEO Eric Laster, in a statement.

Edifice’s new headquarters will be in an industrial building that has previously been used for aircraft hangars, a crane rental company and boxing center. The company is completely overhauling the building and will add translucent walls to let in natural light, a colorful painted brick wall facing South Boulevard and multicolored glass in jewel tones.

The most prominent feature of the building will be the name “4111 South,” with the numbers made of structural steel columns. The interior will feature ceramic tiling, reclaimed wood and exposed concrete floors.

Real estate records show Edifice paid just under $1.4 million for the property, which totals about 1.4 acres. The purchase closed in January.

Edifice’s Charlotte portfolio includes mixed-use buildings such as the 1616 Center office and retail building on Camden Road, as well as buildings such as the Belk Residence Hall at UNC Charlotte, the Plantation Estates Retirement Community and the Mint Hill Town Hall & Police Station.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo

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