Tech Leader Breaks Ground on $47M HQ

WatchGuard Video will also design, engineer and manufacture body cameras and in-car video systems at its new corporate campus in Allen, Texas.
A rendering of WatchGuard Video's future headquarters in Allen, Texas
A rendering of WatchGuard Video’s future headquarters in Allen, Texas

Allen, Texas—WatchGuard Video, the company that serves a third of the law enforcement agencies across the U.S. and Canada, recently started construction on a $47 million corporate headquarters in Allen, a suburb 24 miles north of Dallas. GFF Architects designed the company’s new office and manufacturing facility, while Adolfson & Peterson has been tapped as the general contractor for the first phase of the project.

Located east of the I-75, at the intersection of East Exchange and Allen Station Parkway, the build-to-suit facility will be constructed in two phases and will total 200,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space. Phase 1 of the project will be a two-story, 140,000-square-foot facility at an expected investment of $37 million. With an estimated $10 million investment, the second phase will add 60,000 square feet. The first phase of the project is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2018, while the whole project will be completed five years later, when the facility will accommodate up to 700 employees. WatchGuard Video will design and manufacture here in-car video systems, body cameras and evidence management software.

The company’s new headquarters will include open group areas for trainings, several outdoor recreational spaces, an indoor racquetball court, a gym, a health clinic for employees and their families, as well as a ‘customer experience room’ that will allow demonstrations of the company’s products through multimedia and new technologies.

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