On Wednesday, March 9, BE&K Building Group and Syngenta held a groundbreaking ceremony for the North America Crop Protection Headquarters, which includes new construction and renovations at Syngenta’s current location in Greensboro, NC. Syngenta North America Crop Protection President Vern Hawkins shared a preview of architectural renderings and innovative site features with more than 300 local community partners and employees. In addition, many state and local officials were on hand to discuss the significance of this new facility to the Greensboro area.
Syngenta intends to construct a more than 100,000 sf office building to connect with its existing laboratory facility on the north side of the 70-acre campus. Plans also include a complete renovation of all laboratories. The new workspaces will support approximately 650 employees and 100 contract workers. The redeveloped headquarters will consist of contemporary work and conference spaces; a health, wellness, and fitness center; a cafeteria; an auditorium; coffee areas; and other amenities. A Customer and Community Experience Center is also planned to showcase the company’s innovative approach to solving agriculture industry challenges. Employee health, safety, and work effectiveness will be key factors in the design and construction with a planned opening in 2024.
Header photo: Mitch Peele, Senior Director of Public Policy, NC Farm Bureau; Mayor Nancy Vaughan, City of Greensboro; Steve Troxler, Commissioner, NC Department of Agriculture; John Mitchell, Head of Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management, Syngenta North America; Carlvena Foster, Vice-Chair, Guilford County Board of Commissioners; Vern Hawkins, President, Syngenta Crop Protection; Brent Christensen, President & CEO, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce; Kent Mitchell, Syngenta Engineering Manager & Greensboro Project Lead; and Frank Holley, President & CEO, BE&K Building Group.