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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Auburn University announced it will expand into Huntsville soon with the purchase of a new research facility in Cummings Research Park.

In a news release Wednesday morning, the university says it reached an agreement with LogiCore Corporation to buy two buildings with over 40,000 square feet of space on a nine-acre piece of land at 345 Voyager Way Northwest.

The land sits within minutes of Redstone Arsenal’s Gate 9 entrance as well as several of Auburn’s research partners in defense, aerospace, law enforcement and biotech sectors.

Auburn says the new facility will help the school to establish a permanent foundation in the Huntsville area.

Plans for the facility will include labs for on-site research and development in critical tech areas, meeting spaces, exercises and more.

According to the press release. LogiCore, a technology services company, occupied the property from 2015-2022. Sample Properties acted as the broker for the agreement.