350-Acre Campus

pic The NC Research Campus is situated on 350-acres in downtown Kannapolis just north of Charlotte, NC. The NC Research Campus has built-out over one million square feet of laboratory, office and medical space, with more to come. Eight buildings are on campus, two others are less than a mile away and two new facilities are under construction. The Campus offers a selection of move-in ready Class A laboratories and office space and will work with organizations to build-out to space to meet their specific needs. Surrounding the campus’ main buildings are build-to-suit sites that are complete with utilities and access to main roads and highways. Download a map of the NCRC.

AdamsCabarrus Health Alliance

The Cabarrus Health Alliance (CHA) is across the street from the NCRC Medical Plaza. The two buildings anchor the NC Research Campus’ medical corridor. CHA is the provider of public health services and education in Cabarrus and southern Rowan counties. They are one of the few Nationally Certified public health departments in the country.

Adams David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building

The 311,000-square-foot David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building houses the David H. Murdock Research Institute as well as General Mills, Monsanto, CrownBio Science, JC Med and UNC Charlotte Bioinformatics Services Division. The atrium and event room are the central gathering place of the campus where seminars, conferences and special events are held.

AdamsNCRC Medical Plaza

The 60,000-square-foot Medical Plaza is home to Carolinas Healthcare System’s Kannapolis Internal Medicine and Cabarrus Pediatrics as well as a state-of-the-art imaging center. Class A medical office space on the first, third and fourth floors of the building is available to lease.

Adams   NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute

At the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute research is advancing the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables to benefit consumers, farmers and the North Carolina economy. The Dole Nutrition Research Laboratory, the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory and UNC Charlotte Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics share the building.

AdamsRowan-Cabarrus Community College Biotechnology Training Center

The 62,0000-square-foot training center provides hands-on opportunities to work in modern laboratory facilities with modern equipment. Students earn an applied science degree in biotechnology that qualifies them to work as lab technicians, research assistants or quality control associates. Many students complete internships and find jobs in labs across campus.

AdamsUNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute

The UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute is dedicated to the development of personalized nutrition. The NC Central University Nutrition Research Program, the UNC Greensboro Center for Translational Biomedical Research and the NCA&T Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies are the other research centers in the building. Lettuce Eat Cafe is on the first floor and offers breakfast and lunch to the campus and the community.

AdamsLabCorp-Kannapolis Biorepository

The LabCorp-Kannapolis Biorepository stores research samples for pharmaceutical and biotech companies as well as several hundred thousand samples for Duke University’s MURDOCK Study. The biorepository is located less than a mile from the NC Research Campus on Highway 29 in Kannapolis.

AdamsGreenhouse Facility

NC State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) operates a 10,000-square-foot greenhouse complex about one mile from the campus that supports the research of the PHHI’s plant breeders. Space is also available for outside researchers and campus partners conducting plant studies.


DataChambers is a North State Communications company headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC that specializes in information technology services. The company’s Charlotte regional data center is under construction on campus.

AdamsKannapolis Municipal Center

The City of Kannapolis municipal center and police headquarters centralizes centralize administration of city departments with a customer service center, the police department headquarters, City Council chamber and the Laureate Center, meeting and conference space.

AdamsCentral Heating Plant

This building is organized in three primary parts, the generator yard, the boiler room and the chiller room. The generator yard provides power in case of a power outage and supports the ongoing power needs of buildings on campus. The boiler and chiller room produce the needed quantities of hot and cold water for campus.

AdamsParking Garage

This 545-space parking deck serves the needs of campus employees and guests. It is constructed of twin-tee pre-stressed concrete decking and precast concrete with inlaid thin brick exterior that compliments the campus design.

AdamsDowntown Research Centers

The MURDOCK Study, Sensory Spectrum and the NC State University Industrial Extension are three examples of campus partners located in neighboring downtown Kannapolis. The former outlet area is now a mix of offices, restaurants and shops within walking distance of the NC Research Campus as well as parks and greenways.

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