HDR Selects Site for New Global Headquarters
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
HDR has selected the location for its new global headquarters, which will remain in Omaha and be located at 11th and Dodge streets downtown. The firm was started in Omaha in 1917 and has been at its current 8400 Indian Hills Drive address since 1972.
The new location ends a search process that took a year and a half and included multiple locations across the Omaha area, according to Chairman and CEO George A. Little. “We have outgrown our office space and parking needs at the 84th and Dodge location. Our requirements included being able to bring people together in one location and provide parking for everyone.”
In addition to meeting those requirements, the new location offers several other advantages for a global company, Little said. “It has excellent amenities including airport and hotel access for our business partners and employees from around the world, as well as good commuting access for our Omaha employees. We’re happy we can add to the city’s vibrant core.”
There was never any question the firm would stay in Omaha, Little said. “Our history is here and our employees have their roots here. Omaha is a family-friendly city with an unmatched quality of life, and both the city of Omaha and state of Nebraska have strong and supportive business environments.”
The lease on the current location expires in January 2019, and the new building will be ready for occupancy that month. The new building will be approximately 290,000 square feet, allowing HDR to expand as the company continues to grow. The number of stories will depend on the square footage per floor. The firm will share more details, including renderings and the number of stories, as design gets under way, Little said.
HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible since 1917. We specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. With nearly 10,000 employees in more than 225 locations around the world, we think global and act local.
Jackie Fox, 402-926-7058
Media Relations Manager