Seagate Development Group says it has broken ground on the final phase of EmCyte Corporation’s headquarters in Fort Myers.
The $2.2-million project will add 13,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space to a new building and a 2,000-sq. ft. office structure to EmCyte’s preexisting 30,000-sq. ft. headquarters at 4331 Veronica S. Shoemaker Blvd. Crews will also renovate a 5,000-sq. ft. manufacturing space for the autologous regenerative biologics company.
Seagate has poured the slab and is currently conducting site work. The next three months will be dedicated to foundational components, walls and roofing, exterior windows, irrigation, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, drywall, interiors and more.
The final phase of EmCyte – slated for completion in the fourth quarter of 2021 – will include additional parking and travel lanes for deliveries as well as an enclosed corridor for a covered pathway that connects the new and current facilities.
This third EmCyte project comes less than a year after Seagate completed the second phase – the sequel to a smaller Seagate remodel that it says continues to evolve with the firm’s productivity and growth.
Just months ago, the Edison Awards recognized Patrick Pennie, EmCyte’s founder, president and CEO “as a Modern-Day Black Innovator for his industry advancements,” Seagate said in a statement.
“We are proud of our ongoing partnership with Patrick and his impressive company. It demonstrates how a project of this magnitude can align with a company’s global impact as well as how a relationship with a tenant can became a landscape-changing expansion and renovation for Southwest Florida,” said Matt Price, CEO and partner at Seagate Development Group.