Bardwell Homes, a local homebuilder, has purchased an office building on Bluebonnet Boulevard, north of Interstate 10, and will move its operations there.

Bardwell paid $875,000 for the 5,000-square-foot building at 5153 Bluebonnet. The builder plans to take up about half of the space and lease out the remaining portion to a local investment advisory firm. The homebuilder plans to move into the building by the end of April.

Scott Bardwell said the office is centrally located to the areas where his company is building houses.

“This new location suits our needs and is a great location to service our communities ranging from University Club to the south up to Magnolia Square in the city of Central,” Bardwell said.

Bardwell Homes has had an office on Wrenwood Boulevard, near Baton Rouge Country Club, for about 12 years. “We needed more space,” Bardwell said.