Bull Street Project Making Progress, Brings Global Companies To The Area


Columbia, SC (WOLO)– According to the project manager the project is are right on schedule. They are coming up on four years in progress but already they have global companies coming in and filling up spaces.


“I know people come out and say there’s still a lot of dirt to be built on, but there’s also a lot of things that have been going on. So we’re really proud of the progress that we’ve made and the momentum that we’re building to keep it going,” Chandler Cox said, the project manager.  From a 20-acre public park, to senior living spaces, to full historic renovations, Bull Street is coming together for what they claim will be a $1.2 billion annual impact, and that is something Capgemini says they are excited to be a part of.  


“Here you have the option to help shape the future. And we looked at a few other places in town, downtown, on the campus of the university. We thought in terms of growth, potential to influence the way this area grows, this was going to be the spot for us,” Bentley Murrell said, Business Development Executive for Capgemini. A spot carefully planned out to ensure they keep the authentic Columbia feel, saving nine existing buildings, keeping the Smith Branch Creek, and even restoring the Babcock building and turning it in to apartments.


“Reusing old buildings, keeping as many old trees as we can, using its natural resources,” Cox said.  The new development is bringing hundreds of jobs to the area, and commissioners on the tour today said they are very impressed with the progress already made and excited to see what is to come next.


It is rare that a city would have this much space, this much area, this much resource to create something new. I think that’s what’s really exciting. That’s what Bull Street brings to the city of Columbia,” Murrell said.


Companies are already moving in, excited to get Bull street going. One of them, is Bone-In BBQ which will be opening in March.

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