Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Former Guardian Life Building Making Way for Flex Industrial Complex

by Steve Lubetkin,
J.G. Petrucci has begun demolition of Guardian Life Insurance’s former Lehigh Valley office building at 3900 Burgess Place, Hanover Township, PA.  Petrucci will demolish the 196,823 square-foot, three-building complex, to make way for a three-building, 470,000 square-foot flex industrial center to be called the Lehigh Valley Flex Center.
Lehigh Valley Flex Center will provide flexible lease options for requirements that range from 50,000 to 160,000 square feet. Petrucci expects to deliver the new facility in the fourth quarter of 2019.

“An important and often overlooked element of economic development is the redevelopment of brownfields and the rehabilitation of vacant buildings into new, vibrant uses for the region,” says Don Cunningham, president and CEO of Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation. “We’re grateful that J.G. Petrucci has once again breathed new life into another Lehigh Valley property, particularly one that serves the growing need for smaller industrial flex space in the region to meet manufacturing demand.”

Constructed in 1983 and situated on 31 acres, the former Guardian office building featured a dated design comprised of private office spaces, conference rooms, cubicles, limited day light, and restricted views of the outdoors. As one of the largest employers in the Lehigh Valley, the company chose to construct a new building to attract new talent from the local community and raise the bar on what employees should expect from the work place. The new building enabled all of Guardian’s regional employees to be consolidated under one roof and promotes a more collaborative work environment with features such as open space, walk-up technology support centers, walking trails, fitness center, and pantries on every floor.
“This building really became obsolete over the years and we look forward to replacing it with a highly functional complex that will serve users’ demands for manufacturing and warehouse spaces available for lease in the 50,000 to 160,000 square foot range,” says Jim Petrucci, founder and president of J.G. Petrucci Co.


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