Pharmaceutical company, Alimera Sciences, will move its headquarters to Halcyon, the $370 million mixed-use project in Forsyth County. The company will occupy nearly 15,000 square feet on the fourth floor of a new 60,000-square-foot building, becoming the first office tenant in Halcyon’s second phase.
The addition marks the start of Halcyon’s second phase, further propelling the overall growth and expansion of the 135-acre, trail-oriented community since first opening to the public last year. When complete, the next phases will include a total of 180,000 square feet of new office space, approximately 60,000 square feet of additional retail space, a 23,000-square-foot fitness and athletic club and a 120-room hotel.
As one of the first pre-leased office buildings to be designed and delivered post-Covid-19, the building will incorporate state-of-the-art, wellness-minded design, construction and technologies to Forsyth County’s next generation mixed-use development by the end of 2021. Behind the brick and steel exterior, the four-story Building 1100 will boast some of the most forward-thinking designs and building systems available in the Atlanta market. The building will be LEED certified, allowing Halcyon to become one of the first LEED Neighborhood Developments in Georgia. The interior has been designed to feature open, accessible stairwells with natural light, HVAC systems with UV filtration, hands-free access throughout the building and abundant access to fresh air.
These considerations, in conjunction with the development’s convenient location right off GA-400 and compelling amenity mix, are what enticed Alimera Sciences, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, to sign a long-term, full-floor lease at Building 1100.
Alimera Sciences is the latest in the stream of corporations wanting to occupy creative office space, particularly in suburban mixed-use development, not only offering desirable amenities, but overall employee wellness to help recruit and retain top talent. In addition to Alimera Sciences, Halcyon’s roster of office tenants include JLL, RSM and CMAC, Inc., among others.
The move to Halcyon represents a flight to quality, said Alimera president and CEO, Rick Eiswirth Jr. “We’re trying to move into a more open, youthful and energetic space,” he commented. “I believe this will help further the growth of our company.”
As a community hub for Forsyth County and the surrounding Metro Atlanta area, Halcyon offers spacious outdoor retail, entertainment and recreational areas. Halcyon has anchored itself as the northern trailhead for the Big Creek Greenway, connecting to more than 11 miles of linear park in Fulton and Forsyth Counties.
The restaurant, retail, multi-family and forthcoming hotel offerings matched with Class-A office space curate an environment where companies and guests can collaborate, live, play and thrive. Since opening in Fall 2019, Halcyon has welcomed more than 30 national and locally owned restaurants and retailers as well as hosted 200-plus events and raised thousands of dollars for local nonprofits.
Construction on Halcyon’s new Building 1100, where Alimera is planning to move, is slated to finish in the fourth quarter of this year. For more information on space at Halcyon, contact Forward Forsyth’s Vice President of Economic Development, Slade Gulledge at firstname.lastname@example.org.