Thursday, July 30, 2015

FedEx Office shows off its new world headquarters in Plano

FedEx Office this morning showed off its new world headquarters in West Plano.   
The office campus has been under construction for more than a year on Legacy Drive just south of State Highway 121.
FedEx plans to start moving workers into the 4-story office complex in October.
A fitness center is still under construction in FedEx Office's new headquarters in Plano. (Steve Brown)
A fitness center is still under construction in FedEx Office’s new headquarters in Plano. (Steve Brown)
“Coming to this campus are going to be 1,200 employees,” said FedEx Office vice president Ari Spitzer. “We are consolidating two campuses into one.”
FedEx Office picked the Legacy West development in Plano after looking at various locations. The company now has workers at the Galleria Dallas and in Plano near Bush Turnpike.
“Most of our employees live north,” Spitzer said. “This is going to be a great place to live and work and we are excited to be here.”
The campus designed by architects HKS and  HOK is being built by Rogers-O’Brien Construction and Balfour Beatty Construction. Work on the 265,000-square-foot office project is scheduled for wrap up in September.
Along with offices the building will include a fitness center for employees, a café and meeting space.
There’s also a mock store on the groundfloor.
“It will be just like our FedEx Office retail stores,” Spitzer said. “This will be a playground to make sure everything works and test things out.”
He said the company doesn’t currently have a mock store at its headquarter in the Galleria office towers on LBJ. FedEx Office has been in that location for more than 12 years.
Dallas-based KDC is the developer of the FedEx Office campus. KDC is also bulding the huge Toyota Motor North American headquarters just across the street in Legacy West.
And KDC developed the new State Farm Insurance campus in Richardson.
The FedEx Office project is finishing up on time and budget, said KDC’s Mike Rosamond.
“We’re getting close to the end of this project but have a lot more underway,” Rosamond said.   
Steve Brown/ Dallas Morning News