DURHAM – Two seven-story buildings that will anchor Durham’s emerging Innovation District are inching closer to completion, and developer Longfellow Real Estate Partners is expanding the local support team for its growing Triangle footprint.

The firm recently topped out the two seven-story structures that anchor its Innovation District project with completion expected in a few months.

One building is already leased by the Duke Clinical research Institute. Together the buildings will provide nearly 350,000 square feet of space.

LREP provides more than 1.8 million square feet of Class A office and lab space in Durham and the Research Triangle.

The addition of seven employees in a variety of roles from project management to facilities maintenance boosts LREP’s headcount to 15.

“The rapid growth in our portfolio and in our team is a testament to the vibrancy of this market,” said LREP Managing Director Jessica Brock, who is based in Durham

The LREP portfolio in the Triangle, which LREP says makes it the state’s largest provider of Class A office space, includes:

  • Durham Innovation District (Durham.ID) — 1.7 million sq ft, 17 acres
  • Keystone Technology Park — 806,157 sq ft, 80 acres
  • BioPoint — 148,828 sq ft
  • Exchange Place and Royal at Imperial Center — 187,651 sq ft
  • Venture at Imperial Center — 138,337 sq ft
  • Research Lab at 710 W. Main St — 51,174 sq ft
  • Carmichael Building — 114,600 sq ft.