Groundbreaking new Plantronics Headquarters

Source: Park 20|20

With the disappearance of the "Plantronics time capsule in the ground, the official starting signal was given for the construction of the new European Plantronics headquarters at Park 20|20 in Beukenhorst-Zuid in Hoofddorp.

Plantronics is the seventh occupant of Park 20|20, the first full service business park based on the Cradle to Cradle® principles. Coert Zachariasse spoke on behalf of Park 20|20 and referred to the good cooperation with both parties who challenged and learned from each other in terms of sustainability, smarter working and finding the best solutions for an optimal working environment. "An extremely good example of co-creation," says Zachariasse. Then Adam Elzakalai, alderman Economic Affairs, Airport Affairs, Planning and Sports of the municipality of Haarlemmermeer confirmed that they were glad that Plantronics has chosen to build its European headquarters in the Haarlemmermeer. The ambition of the municipality to innovate, combined with the knowledge and aspirations of Plantronics, result in a perfect partnership. Plantronics completed the afternoon. "As current neighbors of Park 20|20 we were swiftly impressed by the Cradle to Cradle® approach that fits perfectly with our global leadership in Working Smarter. The Plantronics Soundscape will become'the place to be and a source of inspiration for our employees, customers and partners, "said Philip Vanhoutte, SVP and Managing Director of Plantronics Europe & Africa.

The new headquarters will be built entirely according to the Cradle to Cradle® principles. While promoting a healthy and inspiring working environment - with Plantronics acoustics as a key subject- flexibility of the building and optimum resale being the starting points. The overall concept of the sustainable park where offices are combined with a range of facilities was a major reason for Plantronics in choosing Park 20|20.

Plantronics is the owner of the building of more than 3,500 sqm and 54 parking spaces under the building. According planning, the 126 employees of Plantronics can move in the summer 2016 to the new office. McDonough + Partners and N3O are responsible for the design of the sustainable building. IBB Kondor will carry out the construction. Van Gool Elburg Vastgoedspecialisten and DTZ on behalf of Park 20 | 20 been involved in the transaction.

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