Bayer Properties plans to start construction in summer 2021 on the Hardwick, the 82,000-square-foot mixed-use project in downtown Birmingham at the eastern end of the Rotary Trail.
Bayer announced plans in May to buy the building, and the company is moving forward with design and development, including hiring Meredith Calhoun of Tessa Commercial Real Estate to oversee office leasing.
“I am thrilled to join forces with Bayer Properties on The Hardwick, a truly cutting-edge office offering in the Birmingham market, supporting our city’s ongoing pursuit of top-tier companies and talent,” Calhoun said. “We have a unique opportunity to meet the needs of the worker and the employer of the future with this project. Bayer’s team is reimagining the mixed-use environment and focusing on creating a space that will meet the changing office needs of our business and tech communities.”
The Hardwick will include retail and office space. Amenities for offices will include an indoor/outdoor plaza, outdoor rooftop terrace, bike lockers, showers, electric car-charging stations and more.
The Hardwick is an adaptive reuse project. Williams Blackstock Architects, Stewart Perry Construction and Schoel Engineering are all involved.