GGP Starts Renovation of New HQ

The company tapped Skender Construction to renovate its new office at River North Point in Chicago. The project is slated for completion by January 2018.

GGP HQ, River North Point, Chicago
Rendering of GGP HQ, River North Point, Chicago

Shortly after signing a lease agreement at River North Point, shopping mall owner GGP tapped Skender Construction to renovate its new headquarters. The developer will work together with design firms ARCHIDEAS and Environmental Systems Design as well as JLL to bring the project to completion by January 2018.

GGP, formerly known as General Growth Properties, decided to relocate its 700 employees from its current office at 110 N. Upper Wacker Drive to 350 N. Orleans because developers are planning to tear down the five-story building. At River North Point, the company will operate alongside Chicago Sun-Times.

A collaborative work space

The 168,000-square-foot project led by Skender will offer the tenant a collaborative work environment which will include:

  • open workstation areas
  • private offices
  • conference rooms
  • satellite pantries
  • a large café
  • teaming areas
  • an atrium.

In addition, GGP employees will enjoy all the amenities offered by River North Point and views of the Chicago River and downtown Chicago.

Image courtesy of Skender Construction