Things are hopping in Plano, Texas; and the city’s mayor couldn’t be more delighted since it involves a huge development project that will include the international tech conglomerate, Samsung. This South Korean-owned company will be moving 1,000 of its current Texas personnel to Plano’s Legacy Central complex by the early part of 2019. The move, by Samsung, represents one of the largest office-lease transfers in North Texas, so far, in 2018. The 1,000 Samsung transfers will include experts in customer care, mobile, mobile research and development, and engineering.
Located on US Highway 75 and Legacy Drive, Legacy Central is the recipient of a massive make-over that includes office space, retail outlets, and 15,000-square-foot conference facility, and much more. Other tech companies are excited to be positioned at Legacy Central, as well, including Roland Technology Group which is a tech-support provider and The 20 MSP which is a business development group for the IT industry.
A Massive Campus, Indeed
Out of the 1 million square-feet of dedicated office space on the Legacy Central campus, Samsung will utilize 216,000 square feet of an entire building on the north end of the campus. The entire campus spans a whopping 84 acres and purposed to offer more-affordable offices on Plano’s east side, which is a welcome addition when compared to more-costly leases on Plano’s west side development where Toyota, Liberty Mutual Insurance and others, reside.
A third larger office building at Legacy Central is being completely redeveloped to accommodate other new office tenants; and a parking garage and a food-hall, which will cater to 400 people, are in the works. Another exciting Legacy Central addition will include stunning apartments, in addition to hotel companies that are forging ahead with development plans within this coveted locale.
A beautiful wellness center at Legacy Central includes 25,000 square feet with amenities including a lap pool, basketball court, private fitness studios, and a rock-climbing wall. As if that weren’t enough, Wi-Fi-enabled courtyards will create a fun, interactive work environment. Employees at Samsung are fortunate, indeed, since they are part of a company the invests in its people through career development and physical, emotional and intellectual well-being. And as one Samsung employee put it: “As employees, we aren’t here to just work; we’re here to improve ourselves in all capacities; and Samsung provides us with the resources to do just that!”
The Legacy Central campus is all part of a $100 million renovation, resting in the expert hands of LA-based developer and investor, Regent Properties. Samsung President and CEO, Tim Baxter, remains extremely proud and excited regarding Samsung’s move into Legacy Central. He states, “This move not only provides us with an opportunity to create an improved workplace experience for our North Texas employees, but it truly showcases our investment in our Texas roots.” Plano’s mayor, Harry LaRosiliere, is equally pleased and says, “It is a pivotal moment to have a company the magnitude of Samsung to be the catalyst that helps create a vibrant mixed-use development at Legacy Central.”
North Texas is home to Samsung Electronics, America’s 2nd largest employee population in the US, across multiple divisions. Samsung is being eagerly embraced in Plano; and the company’s history as an asset to the region is, truly, notable: Samsung has provided more than 10,000 jobs to the Central Texas region and has pumped $2.24M into the North Texas area since 2014, which includes technology donations to schools, support to local Boys & Girls Clubs of America chapters, and so much more!