Downtown Detroit is getting its first new corporate headquarters building in nearly 15 years. The Detroit-based Little Caesars pizza company has released the first renderings of their planned 234,000-square-foot headquarters.
The Little Caesars Global Resource Center will be the new home of approximately 700 employees. Located across the street from the company’s current headquarters, the buildings will be connected with a 7th-floor skywalk. The project will be one of the first to be built as part of $1.3 billion The District Detroit development. The District Detroit is centered on the under-construction Little Caesars Arena, the future home of the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings hockey team. The Ilitch family, founders of Little Caesars, are heavily involved with the development and own much of the land it will be built on.
The defining feature of the new headquarters will be a triangulated mullionless facade. The Detroit-based SmithGroupJJR designed the 120 glass panels to echo the shape of the company’s main product, as well as provide unobstructed views in and out of the building. Each glass panel will be 14 feet tall and comprised of two inches of laminated glass.
The building will hold collaborative workspaces, informal meeting rooms, and a cafe for workers. The ground floor will include a two-story lobby and a new welcome center. The street front will also have a flagship Little Caesars and other retail. A fitness center and 425-seat training room are also planned for the building. The Resource Center will function as the company’s headquarters as well as a training and research facility.
Originally announced in 2014, construction is expected to begin this summer, which a move in date of fall 2017.