880 Harrison, also known as The Blockchain Building, has been selected for a Montana-based company’s Northern Virginia headquarters.
Based in Bigfork, MT, uAvionix’ ping network system combines hardware, software, and real-time airspace mapping to enable companies to safely and reliably operate drones in the national airspace. The company develops ADS-B transceivers, transponders, and GPS receivers for manned and unmanned aviation. Experiencing strong growth in the manned and unmanned aviation market, uAvionix sought to expand to Loudoun County to benefit from the area’s technology talent pool and access to regulatory and industry advocacy groups, according to a press release. Christian Ramsey, president and local lead for uAvionix’s HQ2, needed office space that would appeal to a high-tech workforce and be centrally located to support aviation and international business needs. Ramsey chose 880 Harrison because of its industry-leading amenities, such as redundant high-speed Internet access, and convenience to both Leesburg and Dulles airports.
“We looked at many office spaces, and 880 Harrison was the perfect choice for us,” said Ramsey, “The Blockchain Building offered more than just office space; it gives us the environment, amenities and location to grow our business and culture locally.”
The co-working space located at 880 Harrison St. in Leesburg— the building which previously served as Loudoun Water’s headquarters and a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office substation—is nearing its opening. Located in Leesburg’s HUBZone, which gives companies advantages in landing federal contracts, the building offers both private and shared office space; redundant hard-wired and wireless Internet; conference facilities with state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities; and private phone rooms to ensure maximum productivity for members. With an equal focus on personal well-being, 880 Harrison features a workout room, a stretch lab, stocked coffee and snack bar and bikes to access downtown Leesburg’s shops and restaurants.
“Loudoun County is a hub for growth and expansion of the technology industry,” said Torge Dennen, partner at 880 Harrison. “880 Harrison is meeting the needs of these companies and employees by offering a state-of-the-art facility with unparalleled amenities and location to maximize productivity and worker satisfaction.”