Petco has acquired property at 10850 Via Frontera in Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, Calif., USA, with plans to develop a new state-of-the-art, people- and pet-friendly corporate support center. The new location would bring together hundreds of employees currently spread across a number of separate locations in San Diego, creating a central facility to help support Petco’s 1,300+ stores, according to the company.
At initial move in, the 300,000-square-foot facility will be home to more than 650 Petco partners who will relocate from existing support center facilities in the Miramar and Scripps Ranch areas. Interior construction and extensive remodeling of the existing site are anticipated to begin in the fall of 2014 and are currently slated to be complete in the fall of 2015. With the purchase and remodel of this facility, Petco said it hopes to invest substantially in creating an open and sustainable work environment focused on the long-term productivity, commitment and well-being of its employees and their pets.
Plans for the new site include:
- An open, inviting environment with very few closed-door offices to foster a collaborative work environment;
- Pet-friendly amenities, including pet play areas;
- Employee wellness facilities;
- Sustainable space highlighting progressive design features including work spaces positioned to take advantage of natural light and locally-sourced, earth-friendly building materials where possible.
A groundbreaking event is expected to be held later in 2014 with employees expected to take occupancy in the third quarter of 2015.