By Timea Papp
Barings celebrated the opening of 300 South Tryon, a new Class A office tower totaling 638,000 square feet in Uptown Charlotte. The Spectrum Cos., developed the project and LS3P designed the building, which broke ground in 2015.
Located at 300 South Tryon St., the $330 million development spans the width of a city block and includes the office tower and the adjoining Kimpton Tryon Hotel Park, connected to the office building via escalators from the main, two-story lobby. 300 South Tryon aims to achieve LEED Gold certification. Tenants have access to Club 300, a 15,000-square-foot fitness center and will soon be able to enjoy the office building’s French restaurant and coffee shop. Interior design elements include a marble rotunda, flexible office space and floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as dedicated elevators and underground parking.
Strong start on tenancy
The 25-story tower is anchored by Barings. The firm occupies the top third of the property and owns the development on behalf of its parent company MassMutual. More than half of 300 South Tryon is leased to a mix of notable tenants, including King & Spalding, Winston & Straw, CapTech, FCA Partners, Knoll and The Spectrum Cos.
“300 South Tryon is a reflection of Charlotte’s growth and success, and we are thrilled to call it our home,” said Tom Finke, chairman & CEO of Barings, in prepared remarks. “As our global headquarters, this investment also reflects Barings’ belief in the future of this community.”
Sitting between the Duke Energy, Wells Fargo and Bank of America campuses, 300 South Tryon is adjacent to BB&T Ballpark. A linear park along the edge of the development increases walkability between Tryon Street, Charlotte’s main thoroughfare, and residential and entertainment opportunities in and around Romare Bearden Park.
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