August 03, 2015

Boyle To Break Ground Thursday On It’s Third Office Building in Meridian Project

By Chas Sisk
– The Tennessean –

The developers of Meridian Cool Springs will start construction this week on the project’s third major office building after signing a major owner to anchor the building.

Boyle Investment Co. will break ground Thursday on the 3000 Meridian building, a 102,500-square-foot building in the 40-acre project’s northwestern corner.

The Podiatry Insurance Co. of America will own the building, and lease the remaining space, making it the company’s new headquarters.

The insurer, which specializes in malpractice coverage for foot doctors and chiropractors, follows Microsoft Corp.’s regional office and Community Health Systems Inc. as major office tenants at Meridian. Both have already moved in.

The move will allow the company to consolidate its 125-person operation, which has been split between its Maryland Farms headquarters and an office in the Corporate Centre complex in Cool Springs, said Chief Financial Officer Doug Webb.

Meanwhile, Boyle is also finishing up 2000 Meridian, a 42,000-square-foot mixed retail and office building that will stand as the development’s central crossroad. That building will be home to a Bosco’s restaurant, Nucci’s Italian Ice & Gelato and the Boyle headquarters. It opens in September.

Boyle has completed 1000 Meridian, a 15,000-sqaure-foot retail building in the northeast corner. The first tenants should move into that building in September or October, a Boyle spokeswoman said.

Two more office buildings are planned for the Meridian project, as well as three other retail buildings, Marriott International Inc., has also signed an agreement to operate two hotels with a combined 250 rooms in the development.