16 May Puma Breaks Ground on Headquarters Expansion
Puma held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday to mark the beginning of construction on an expansion of its headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany.
After its completion in Spring 2018, the new 150,694-square foot building will provide space for up to 550 employees.
The new administrative building will be erected across from the existing PumaVision Headquarters in Herzogenrauch, at the road Zum Flughafen. An nearly 300-foot-long bridge made of 173 tons of steel will serve both as a new landmark and connecting element between the existing headquarters and the new building. A pylon, measuring 121 feet in height, will stabilize the bridge at the PumaVision Headquarters.
“The construction of our new administrative building is a further clear commitment to our roots in Herzogenaurach,” said Puma CEO Bjørn Gulden. “With modern office spaces and an extension of our sports offering, we will be able to provide attractive working conditions to our employees, while fostering our dynamic corporate culture as a sports brand and underlining our role as one of the leading employers in the region. By relocating our offices from Würzburger Straße and merging our work force in Herzogenaurach, we are not only ensuring short distances for faster decisions at our German location, but are also providing a true gateway to the city with the bridge.”
The new six-story building complex will include light-flooded open-plan offices with a floor-to-ceiling window front and will be able to be custom arranged for projects and work groups through mobile, noise insulating furnishing elements. The building will house a 1,600-square foot gym. Outside, Puma is building a volleyball and basketball court as well as an additional multifunctional area.
The new building will meet the same high environmental standards as the adjacent PumaVision Headquarters. A modern concrete core temperature control will ensure sustainable heating and cooling in conjunction with air-water heat pumps, while the majority of rinsing water will be provided through a cistern containing 80,000 gallons of rainwater. Puma intends to provide charging stations for electric vehicles at the site.