Photos: Inside Dow Lake Jackson campus

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By Cara Smith
Houston Business Journal

Office amenity space in Lake Jackson just got a lot swankier.

That’s where Michigan-based The Dow Chemical Co.(NYSE: DOW) has a five-building research and development complex, dubbed the Texas Innovation Center, underway. One of the buildings called the Diamond Center wrapped up a few weeks ago, said Mike Wyatt of Core Real Estate LLC, the developer of the project. Click through the slideshow to take a tour of the Diamond Center.

The Diamond Center is an employee services building and has a wellness center, food service area, visitor center and more.

In the third quarter of 2016, a research and development building known as R&D 1 and a central plant warehouse will be complete, Wyatt said. R&D 2 will deliver in the fourth quarter of 2016.

The first part of the Texas Innovation Center was a 230,000-square-foot office building that was completed in 2015 and is fully operational.

Houston-based D.E. Harvey Builders Inc. is the construction contractor for the Innovation Center. Houston firms Powers Brown Architecture and Kirksey Architecture designed the buildings.

In December, Dow announced it will merge with DuPont (NYSE: DD) in an all-stock deal to form a company with a market capitalization of $130 billion. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2016, and the spinoffs should occur 18 to 24 months afterward.

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