UNCW relocating offices from Airlie Commons
July 31, 2012By J. Elias O'Neal
Story has been updated to reflect corrections to the office building's name and managing company.
Five University of North Carolina at Wilmington offices housed in office space on Military Cutoff Road will soon be relocated to the main campus by the end of the year.
UNCW spokeswoman Dana Fischetti said Tuesday that school satellite offices for human resources, university advancement, aquaculture program, Small Business Technology Development Center and Watson School of Education will all be moving from Airlie Commons to the university campus by Dec. 31, thanks to the school’s new Teaching Lab Building.
The 80,000-square-foot Teaching Lab Building is currently under construction in the quad section of UNCW. The three-story, $33 million building will include offices, classrooms and labs.
Its primary user will be the school’s psychology department.
The Teaching Lab Building will allow for office space to be freed-up on campus, enabling the five offices at the Airlie Commons to locate to various buildings at UNCW, Fischetti said.
She said the move, which is slated for the upcoming fall semester, was prompted by the need bring the offices back on campus and to save the university more than $500,000 a year in rental costs.
The Airlie Commons, 1612 Military Cutoff Road, also houses non-UNCW tenants.
Wilmington-based Century 21 Sweyer & Associates, who manages Airlie Commons, could not be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.