Further details of lululemon’s proposed new global headquarters building in the False Creek Flats have been released.
In its rezoning application to the City of Vancouver, the company’s proposal for an existing 2.7-acre private green space 1980 Foley Street — the northeast corner of the intersection of Great Northern Way and Foley Street, about two blocks from either SkyTrain’s VCC-Clark Station or the future Millennium Line extension station at the intersection of Great Northern Way and Thornton Street.
The company has enlisted Morphosis Architects — an internationally-renowned firm with offices in New York City and Los Angeles — to design the tower, with further contributions by Francl Architecture.
The so-called Store Support Centre will amount to a consolidation of the athletic clothing company’s four offices in the city, including the existing headquarters at 1818 Cornwall Street in Kitsilano.
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About 2,000 staff are currently occupied in these offices, and by 2032 the number of headquarters jobs is expected to increase to approximately 4,000 positions, with the new Store Support Centre building providing the capacity to expand the office workforce under a single roof well into the future. The new purpose-built headquarters is key to lululemon’s strategy of retaining and attracting global talent.