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Aramark To Relocate Global Headquarters To Philly Riverfront

Posted On: 9/15/2016

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PHILADELPHIA -- Aramark, a leading contract provider of food, facilities and uniform services in the U.S. and abroad, announced plans to relocate its Philadelphia global headquarters in fall 2018 to a new site situated along the Schuylkill River. The existing structure at 2400 Market St., originally built as a Hudson Motor Car Co. plant in the 1920s, will be transformed into a modern, 600,000-sq.ft., nine-story building with an emphasis on sustainability and "green space."

Aramark will occupy the top five floors and nearly 300,000 square feet as the building's anchor tenant. Building plans, subject to city approval, also include featuring the Aramark logo in a similar manner to the company's iconic sign atop its current 1101 Market St. location.

Aramark's future global headquarters will occupy five newly constructed floors with river views and housing approximately 1,200 management and support staff. Plans include designing contemporary workspaces to promote collaboration and a state-of-the-art dining facility befitting the foodservice giant.

The building's "green space" will have more than 8,000 square feet of outdoor terraces. Aramark associates will have access to adjoined parking, with shuttle service to nearby public transportation hubs. The company will begin transitioning people in fall 2018 with the move expected to be completed by yearend.

Aramark said it plans to pursue sustainable practices for construction and building operation, including benchmarks and energy modeling that factor in employee wellbeing and the environment.

As part of its commitment to its new neighborhood, Aramark has also contributed $100,000 to the Schuylkill River Development Corp.