Skanska Goes for a Houston Office Building Hat Trick

If, as rumored, Skanska USA Commercial Development is the buyer of this sprawling former ARCO building at 15375 Memorial Dr. west of Eldridge, the Swedish construction giant will soon be the owner of a small one-of-each collection of Houston office types: The Houston Club building Downtown, the 20-story tower Kirksey designed for the company that just began construction on the Galleria side of the West Loop, and this 21-acre Energy Corridor campus. According to reports, the company is likely to tear down both the Memorial Dr. building and the one Downtown and build office buildings on each site from scratch.

Photo: Silberman Properties

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  • Thank god! That building was approaching eyesore status.

  • But Brown Bag deli is street level at the Houston Club. Oh, the humanity!

  • Gee and I thought that the ex Arco building would be the new home for the ConocoPhillips downstream unit, which will be named “Phillips66” — soon to be chucked out of its digs at Woodcreek on Dairy Ashford. Maybe Skanska doesn’t need to rebuild much for the new tenant…