William G. Gilroy | October 15, 2014
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Wednesday (Oct. 15) for two multitenant office buildings at South Bend’s Ignition Park, which will include space for the University of Notre Dame’s new Turbomachinery Facility.
The University and five public and private partners announced a $36 million project in June that will be the nation’s foremost research and test facility for advancing the technology used in the massive gas turbine engines used by commercial and military aircraft, power plants and the oil and gas industries.
Great Lakes Capital will initially construct two buildings at the proposed Ignition Park campus with a minimum guaranteed investment of $12 million, providing 86,000 square feet of space. The Turbomachinery Facility will occupy approximately 43,000 square feet of space and will be fully operational by July 2016.