The Opus Group began construction on a new headquarters for Cargill’s North America protein business in Wichita, Kansas. Construction of the 190,000-square-foot office building is slated for completion in October of 2018.
The new headquarters will feature four stories of office space with an immersive technology center, presentation kitchen, sensory center kitchen and testing booths on the first floor and a third-floor balcony and employee café space. With design focused on encouraging employee collaboration, the headquarters will have room for up to 950 employees. The project also includes an 800-car parking garage for Cargill’s employees during work hours and for public use for events in Old Town and the nearby arena.
Amid a larger downtown revitalization, Cargill’s new headquarters replaces an older building on East Douglas Avenue. The headquarters is designed to fit the city’s style and personality.
Opus worked alongside the full project team early in the process to ensure design and construction scopes were aligned. Opus’ previous experience working with Cargill includes the development, design and construction of the company’s 920,000-square-foot, three-building, Class A corporate campus in Minnesota.
Opus Design Build, L.L.C. is the construction manager in collaboration with Key Construction for this project. HOK is the architect of record.