Harris to build high-tech engineering centre in US

16 November 2011 (Last Updated November 16th, 2011 18:30)

Communications and information technology company Harris Corporation is planning to build a new $100m high-tech engineering centre on its Palm Bay campus in Florida, US.

Communications and information technology company Harris Corporation is planning to build a new $100m high-tech engineering centre on its Palm Bay campus in Florida, US.

The project, which has completed the initial design and approval phase, involves the construction of a six-storey, 450,000ft2 centre and is part of a broader modernisation initiative designed to foster engineering innovation.

The facility includes advanced innovation labs and collaborative work spaces and has been designed for maximum energy efficiency and sustainability.

Approximately 1,200-1,400 employees will be relocated to the new centre upon its completion.

Construction work on the project is scheduled to begin in mid-2012 and be completed in 2014.