Building Group Awarded Phase 2 Expansion at DuPont’s Suburban Campus
June 8, 2011

The Building Group has been awarded the second phase of a multi-phase expansion at DuPont’s Chestnut Run Plaza, the company’s suburban campus in Wilmington, Delaware. Designated Building 735, the Building Group's Washington office is expected to break ground on this multimillion-dollar office project in July.

Designed to support up to 800 employees, Building 735 will consist of four levels of office space, breakout and conference rooms with a customer care center on the second floor. The design objective of architect of record, KlingSubbins, was to create a flexible office building that is high-performing, technologically advanced and cost effective, with enhanced energy and environmental performance. To maintain flexibility, the structural steel building will utilize an open floor-space design that includes raised access floors and under-floor air distribution, and demountable partitions. The exterior skin is comprised of 70% glass and 30% opaque materials. Corian® panels, a DuPont product, will be applied to the façade through an exterior cladding application. Corian® is a non-porous, repairable and renewable solid surface material made up of natural materials and pure acrylic polymer.

Building 735 is sited adjacent to Building 730, currently under construction by the Building Group. Similar in design, both buildings are designed to achieve USGBCs LEED Gold certification. Phase one (Building 730) — a five-story, 220-000-square-foot office facility — is scheduled for substantial completion in December 2011, with a January, 2012 opening. Its future neighbor, Building 735, is slated to open a year later, in 2013. In total, the two office buildings will accommodate approximately 1,500 DuPont employees.