A rendering of the planned nine-story North Austin Complex scheduled to open in 2020. It will house the new HHS headquarters, located near 45th St., 51st St. and North Lamar Blvd.
Construction of the new Texas Health and Human Services headquarters on the John H. Winters campus in Austin will begin at the end of June.
The nine-story building, scheduled to be completed in 2020, will allow HHS to give up most of its leased space in Austin, consolidating operations at a central location.
"This is going save the state money and make operations simpler with key departments physically closer together," said Chris Adams, deputy executive commissioner for System Support Services.
Lawmakers approved the project in 2017, budgeting $186 million.
By retiring leases, the state will save about $7.4 million a year.
The first floor will have training facilities, some offices and a dining area. The top floor will feature the executive suite.
The project also includes a seven-story parking garage with space for 1,850 vehicles.
The Texas Facilities Commission is asking lawmakers for money this upcoming session for construction of another building that will allow all HHS leases to be retired, saving an additional $5.6 million a year.
For more information about the new building or to see it in renderings, visit the Texas Facilities Commission website.