The Carolinas’ largest energy producer has just announced plans to move their entire corporate headquarters to the new 40-story ‘Metro Tower’ (currently under construction), and will rename it the ‘Duke Energy Plaza’.
In a press release, the company said they made the decision in order to downsize their corporate office space. Their current headquarters is located in Charlotte’s second tallest building, often referred to as ‘the handle bar building’ or ‘the tower of power’, which lies directly across the street from the soon-to-be Duke Energy Plaza.
The move will reduce Duke’s overall office space usage from roughly 2 million square feet down to about 1.5 million square feet.
“We’re excited to transition our employees into the Duke Energy Plaza, where we will drive additional collaboration and innovation to deliver the affordable, reliable and increasingly clean energy our customers expect and achieve our goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050,” said Donna Council, Duke Energy’s senior vice president of administrative services and real estate. “We’re moving to a new workplace model that provides teammates with more flexibility and hybrid work options, reducing the need for the large real estate footprint we currently occupy. We remain firmly committed to Uptown Charlotte with an office tower that we’ll be proud to call our new home.”
What do you think about the decision?