Innovation Park grows and, well, innovates

Nov 16, 2013 | Business Growth

Nothing ever stays the same here at Innovation Park. It’s been our home now for 15 months and we are constantly basking in the changes. As we prepare to move into another wing, we want to give you an update, especially since so many people have worked in the former IBM site over the years.


BECO and their team have cracked the code on how to create a place you love to work in. The amenity package here is unique for multi-tenant properties – and it keeps evolving. A gym that includes not just state of the art equipment with access to the top-notch instructors from the University YMCA is just down the hall from our current office. Blue Bikes are scattered around the campus to be checked out. Every other week we get fresh flowers and chocolates. Got an electric car? Plug it up. Dry cleaners, car detailer, a seasonal farmer’s market, food trucks and now a new bistro and 3500 of the friendliest folks are all bonus features.


No wonder AXA Equitable is coming here and Wells Fargo expanded its lease so they will take an entire wing including our former office space. While moving is never fun (check with us on the 30th), it offered two great opportunities. First we get a redo, a chance to fix a few things we would have done differently – like buying a conference table before we sized that room. Second, we will be adjacent to a new suite of meeting spaces from a large area that will accommodate 125+ to a “living room” area.

So while we will miss waving at our own “mall” walkers as they trot by, we are hoping they will visit when they get a Starbucks. Now we can sit outside in the new furniture and read our e mail on BECOnet.


For the handful of you who might actually snail mail something to us, UCP has a new address: 8335 IBM Dr, Suite 110. The rest stays the same (28262 ZIP and phone number 704-549-4141).

Those who visit us will have an easier time finding us. We are down that courtyard to your left … and on your left. By the time you visit, BECOSouth will have added even more neat things.

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