In case you missed it, JLL and Delle Donne and Associates have formally announced the development of a new trophy office tower at The University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Since renderings began circulating and interest first piqued in late January, we are excited to announce new details about this highly anticipated asset.
With JLL leading leasing and marketing efforts, the tower will offer 120,000 SF of trophy office space. The “cream of the crop,” trophy offices provide industry-leading technology, design, sustainability, locations, and more.
The tower’s location is indeed worth bragging about. Located at the gateway to STAR Campus, it is also adjacent to a brand new Newark train station. The station is the western-most stop for SEPTA trains from Philadelphia and has several Amtrak stops per day. Formerly the site of 272-acre Chrysler assembly plant, the site will ultimately host a mix of commercial enterprises, research facilities, classrooms, housing, retail and green spaces.
With 80,000 SF in the tower allocated to the University’s College of Health Sciences, the remaining space will be up for grabs to companies in biomedical engineering, information technology and other sciences. Intended to catalyze economic development, STAR Campus is growing into a center of innovation that blends cutting-edge research, top-notch academics and thriving businesses in one location.
“We are excited to further expand our relationship with Delle Donne and Associates,” said Jamie Vari, of JLL’s Delaware office. “STAR Campus is a major re-development of a Delaware legacy property that will bring another echelon of quality into the office market in New Castle County, Delaware. With rail access, proximity to major road arteries, and built-in University of Delaware infrastructure, we believe that this campus will have similar success and characteristics to the Navy Yard in Philadelphia.”
Currently, STAR Campus is home to:
- A performance computing company named by Forbes as one of America’s Most Promising Companies
- A manufacturer of clean fuel-cell power sources whose energy servers provide power to Fortune 500 clients including Google, Wal-Mart, AT&T and Coca-Cola.
- A 10,000 square-foot wet lab business incubator for small research companies
- A test zero-emissions vehicle laboratory supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, the State of Delaware, NRG Energy, Honda and BMW.
- UD’s Health Sciences Complex of classrooms, research laboratories, and open-to-the-public care clinics. Operating under the name STAR Health, UD’s comprehensive clinics offer major health and prevention services including: primary care, physical therapy, speech therapy, mental health services, care coordination, nutrition counseling, fitness counseling and health coaching.
- Local residents can access high quality care and work directly with researchers developing advanced ways to treat illnesses and injuries.
- UD students train to become the next generation of healthcare practitioners in the clinics, including one belonging to the world-class physical therapy department, a program ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report.
The tower is slated for completion in Fall 2018, but JLL is already excited for the state-of-the-art facilities, gorgeous green spaces, and budding innovation community coming up at STAR Campus.