HDR has selected an Aksarben Village location for the company’s new global headquarters. The building will be located on the corner of 67th and Frances Streets in Omaha.
The new location is ideal for HDR’s workforce both within and outside of Omaha, according to Chairman and CEO George A. Little. ” We have outgrown our current site so this location will serve our needs today and take us well into the future,” he said. In addition to a central Omaha location for Omaha employees and convenient Interstate access from the airport for visitors, Aksarben Village provides walkable access to restaurants, entertainment, hotels and the Keystone pedestrian and bike trail.
“We’re excited to be in a vibrant area that we had a hand in revitalizing, and happy to be part of the area’s strong educational presence including engineering, architecture and construction management programs at the University of Nebraska and Peter Kiewit Institute,” Little said. Some of HDR’s design work nearby includes Baxter Arena, Gordmans headquarters, and Think Whole Person Healthcare. HDR also did the initial master plan for Aksarben Village and has conducted several traffic studies for the area.
The new headquarters will be ten stories and 228,218 square feet, which can immediately house 1,150 employees. There is room to build a second building to accommodate expected future growth. HDR will serve as the architect of record. Noddle Companies is the developer for the project and Noddle Bradford Holdings will be the owner. First National Bank of Omaha is providing financing for the project and Kiewit Building Group will provide construction services. “The final requirements to move forward are for Noddle Companies to submit an amendment to the Aksarben Village Mixed-Use Agreement and a Tax Increment Financing application to the city of Omaha. Once they are approved we’ll be ready to start planning a groundbreaking event,” said Little. Construction is slated to begin in late 2016 and be completed in early 2019.