Anthem Blue Cross Stays in Connecticut
“We are pleased that Anthem chose to remain within this region and to become part of Wallingfordâ€™s business comÂmunity,â€ť said Wallingford Mayor William Dickinson, Jr. Anthem signed a 10-year lease with deÂveloper Workstage-Connecticut LLC to occupy 217,764 square feet of the 300,000-sq. ft. office building at 108 Leigus Rd., known as the Campus at Green Hill.
The comÂpany will move in two phases, with 500 employees relocating by September 2011 and the rest by September 2012.
The Campus at Green Hill was conÂstructed for Mortgage Lenders Inc. which filed for bankruptcy in 2007 during the subprime lendÂing downturn. Workstage will complete the interior of the buildÂing to Anthemâ€™s specifications.
Anthem sold its North Haven campus to Quinnipiac University and leased back a portion of it. When Anthemâ€™s lease expires in 2012, Quinnipiac University will proceed with plans to construct a medical school on the site. When completed, Campus at Green Hill will become one of Connecticutâ€™s most environmentally friendly buildings. It was designed as and will be constructed to U.S. Green Building Council LEED standards and allow Anthem and other tenants to lower their carbon footprint. The remainÂing 70,000 sq. ft. will be available for lease.