Nexton Office I

Location: Summerville, South Carolina
Client: Rock-Miramar, Inc. and MeadWestvaco (Joint Venture)

Conveniently located between Summerville and Charleston, S.C., Choate Construction orchestrates this office facility and all associated sitework. As the first anchor property within the 4,500-acre master-planned community of Nexton, this 103,221-SF Class A office facility combines energy efficiency with a sleek, modern design. Multiple tenants call the four-story building home, including MeadWestvaco (MWV), a Fortune 500 corporation and global leader in packaging and packaging solutions. The building is the first of many within the up-and-coming live-work-play community, a 20-year development effort by MWV Community Development and Land Management, Inc.

With LEED Gold certification in mind, the project is expected to include a multitude of components designed to provide an overall healthy, safe, and technologically advanced environment for both employees and guests alike. An expansive curtainwall framing system with impact-rated glass provides natural daylighting while ACM and brick exterior finishes create a contemporary, polished appearance. To further enhance the exterior, a decorative wing is suspended structurally up and over the parapet walls at the roofline while a metal screen encloses the rooftop equipment and penthouse. Due to the location of the facility within a seismic and hurricane zone, steel and brace framing provide additional structural support.

In an effort to accommodate multi-tenant expansion, interior features are kept minimal but include core upfits for main entry lobbies, elevators, and restrooms. These areas are enhanced by interior storefront tenant doors, slate, porcelain tile and acoustical ceilings. Decorative wood features are incorporated into the millwork, wall panels and ceilings. This project is part of the joint-venture development effort by Rock-Miramar, Inc. and MeadWestvaco.