Fort Mill residents should expect an influx of new neighbors.
LPL Financial opened a new 27-acre campus in the town south of Charlotte on Tuesday, relocating about 1,000 workers to the site on the Kingley Park development. LPL Financial currently employs over 1,400 people in the Carolinas, the majority of which have moved to the new campus over the past two months.
Governor Nikki Haley was in attendance for the opening, potentially one of her last before she is expected to leave office early next year to become United Nations ambassador.
“LPL has been a fantastic partner to South Carolina since the plans to build this facility were announced over two years ago,” Haley said at Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Charlotte Business Journal reports that the state of South Carolina and York County ponied up nearly $63 million worth of incentives to bring LPL into the state from North Carolina.
Two office buildings with over 450,000 square feet of office space were built with two water cisterns so the campus could recycle more water than it uses. Additionally the buildings were designed so that natural light reaches all offices heats the building to put less strain on air-conditioning units. The campus sits next to the area’s popular Anne Springs Close Greenway nature preserve.
“Our new offices reflect LPL’s commitment to employee well-being, our communities and our environment,” said LPL Financial CEO Mark Casady. “We created a state-of-the-art work space that could enable employees to be innovative and collaborative, that would support wellness and would enable them to bring their whole selves to work each day.”
Besides the usual amenities, the complex features a basketball court, cafeteria, fitness center, game room, health clinic, Starbucks café, and walking trails.