W. M. Jordan Development Co. said Thursday that it would begin construction on its first building in the Tech Center Research Park in Newport News on Aug. 24.
The company plans a groundbreaking ceremony that day on the $18 million, 80,000-square-foot Building One. It will be the first of several other buildings in the 50-acre research park located at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Hogan Drive.
W. M. Jordan, Virginia Tech and the city of Newport News are the developers behind the project, which is adjacent to Marketplace at Tech Center and Venture Apartments.
S. J. Collins is the joint-venture developer with W. M. Jordan Development Company on Marketplace at Tech Center while Venture Realty Group is the joint-venture developer on Venture Apartments.