Facing the end of a building lease in Raleigh, NC meant Lenovo needed to relocate employees to its main campus in Morrisville, NC.
The anticipated influx of associates created the need for a new parking deck and Metromont was contracted by Whiting-Turner early in the design-assist process. Working with architect Perkins & Will through several designs, Metromont was instrumental in helping the team design a precast parking deck that met Lenovo’s needs within its budget.
Metromont’s early involvement in the design-assist process expedited the design, fabrication, and construction of the project and ensured the parking deck was completed in time for Lenovo’s campus consolidation. Because the existing campus buildings were fully occupied, the Metromont team coordinated logistics with Whiting-Turner to minimize the impact to Lenovo’s bustling corporate campus in the Research Triangle Park (RTP).
The completed expansion of Lenovo’s existing campus in Morrisville, NC creates a new experience center, becoming the first place in North America to immerse new and existing customers, as well as employees, into the brand and history of the corporation.
The new 600-car, 152,328-SF precast parking deck was designed around the site topography, relationship to the office buildings, pedestrian experience, and flow of traffic. Produced at Metromont’s Greenville, SC and Spartanburg, SC plants, the parking deck creates a campus arrival experience that expresses Lenovo’s sustainable goals and takes advantage of the natural setting and Fitwell opportunities. The open stairs create a connection to nature and surrounding views and the solar panels framing the deck’s main façade support Lenovo’s sustainable goal to have solar power as a major contributor to their energy source on the campus.