ST. LOUIS — Ameren Corp. is investing about $60 million to upgrade the nearly 70-year-old electrical and cooling systems at its headquarters in Downtown West.
Maryland Heights-based general contractor PARIC has been tapped to do the work at Ameren's 1901 Chouteau Ave. campus. Work began in June after PARIC received a $38 million building permit, according to city records and an Ameren spokesperson.
The project entails replacing electrical and cooling systems, many of which are are original to when the campus was first built in the 1950s, with updated and efficient systems.
The work is expected to take two years, a spokesperson said. Plans for the project pre-date COVID-19.
Ameren provides electric service to more than 2 million people across Missouri and Illinois. It reported a year over year increase in its second quarter net income from $179 million to $243 million.