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An Outside Look at 530 Davis Drive

By Eddy Ball
February 2008

The building's Davis Drive entrance is clearly marked. The Hobson Road entrance marker is similar to the one on Davis.
The building's Davis Drive entrance is clearly marked. The Hopson Road entrance marker is similar to the one on Davis. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)
The building's formal entrance is typical of RTP
The building's formal entrance is typical of RTP "parkitecture." (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)
The building still bears former occupant's name.
The building still bears the former occupant's name. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

For the 350 or so NIEHS employees and contractors who work in the satellite office spaces at East Campus and Nottingham Hall, the final months of 2008 will mean making a move into consolidated office space at 530 Davis Drive in Keystone.

The new space is the second building south of the Davis Drive intersection with Hobson Road and across the road from the Keystone offices occupied by the National Toxicology Program Archives and Image Associates, the Institute's arts, photography and graphics contractor. The building can be accessed at its Davis Drive entrance or at a Hobson Road entrance that also serves the building occupied by the law firm Kennedy Covington - and is less than the equivalent of two city blocks from the Institute's Hobson Road entrance.

The new location will mean a faster commute for residents of some parts of Cary, Morrisville and Chatham County, but could add a few minutes to the trek for residents of Durham and Chapel Hill and points east and south in Wake County. Most employees will want to steer clear of the Hobson Road/Miami Boulevard intersection by using the Davis Drive exits at I-40 or I-540.

The building's proximity to the main campus should make the journey a little easier for employees who travel there on a regular basis. As newcomers become more familiar with Davis Drive as it runs through "downtown" Morrisville, they're sure to discover new lunchtime options, such as the grocery store deli and eateries just down the road in a new shopping center at the intersection with McKimmon Parkway.

With their woodsy surrounding, the outside areas are sure to be a popular place for those who bring their lunches or take a fresh air coffee break.
With their woodsy surrounding, the outside areas are sure to be a popular place for those who bring their lunches or take a fresh air coffee break. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)


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