Binswanger Secures 17-Year, $128 Million Lease of Former Intel Fabrication Plant in Colorado Springs, CO


COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Aug. 1, 2023 – Binswanger, a global leader in full-service commercial real estate, announced today that it has secured a long-term lease on behalf of a private owner of the former Intel semi-conductor plant located in the Corporate Ridge commercial complex at 1615 Garden of the Gods Road in Colorado Springs, CO.  

Swiss solar manufacturer, Meyer Burger will lease the former Intel FAB and two utility buildings—a total of 773,713 square feet—on the 33-acre campus through July 2041. The company plans to invest more than $400 million over the next five years to convert the plant into a high-performing facility that will manufacture the chips and wafers that help power the solar modules commonly installed on the roofs of homes and commercial buildings.

“As one of the only existing 8-inch wafer facilities in the U.S., we were fortunate to be able to bring this unique asset to market,” said Binswanger Senior Vice President, Chuck Pawlak, who brokered the deal with help from Quantum Commercial Group and fellow Binswanger broker, Carson Erard. “The in-place infrastructure, large and well-educated labor pool, and Colorado’s significant incentive packages made it an incredible opportunity, especially for solar manufacturing.”

Binswanger has previous experience with the property, having sold it to Intel back in 2000 where it remained until 2007. The tech company spent over $1 billion to transform the facility into an engineering marvel, complete with 140,000 square feet of clean room space, heavy power availability of up to 90 megawatts, and rare high-bay warehouse space with dick doors for loading.

The solar cells manufactured in the plant will exclusively supply Meyer Burger’s solar module production facility in Arizona. Production is slated to begin before the end of next year and is expected to create more than 350 local jobs.

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