Construction on a new Uptown Duke Energy building is set for the end of April

A new Duke Energy building is set to break ground at the end of April. (Childress Klein)

New permits were filed this week in anticipation of a new Duke Energy building that is coming to Uptown. 

The developer Childress Klein filed preliminary permits with the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County to begin site work. As part of the filing, an architectural rendering of the new tower was included.

Construction is set to begin at the end of April.

Approximately 1,000 workers will be involved in the project, which is expected to take three years to complete.

4,000 Duke Energy employees will take up residence and there is also expected to be about 25,000 square feet of retail space.