Beyond Meat, Inc. announced its plans to enter a 12-year lease in a new, nearly 300,000 square foot space at 888 N. Douglas St.in El Segundo, Calif. The building is currently under development by Hackman Capital Partners with anticipated completion in spring 2021.
The site will serve as the company’s new state-of-the-art global headquarters, making it one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced plant-based research centers. The cutting-edge campus is slated to open in fall of this year and is a substantial increase in the company’s footprint that will support best-in-class innovation, advanced research labs and the incubation of big ideas that further disrupt and define the plant-based market of the future.
The construction of the new Beyond Meat® Global Headquarters will take place in three phases and will include increased pilot space to support multiple product lines while enabling space for 3-4x growth of research personnel over current levels. Additionally, the campus will feature future-forward research incubators that will enable the development of new technologies and more innovative products utilizing artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Conveniently located a few minutes from LAX and walking distance from the METRO C (Green) Line, the addition of the expansive campus will further enable the company to attract the world’s best talent with a focus on holistic wellness including a fitness center, cafeteria, ample outdoor spaces, and interior living walls to promote healthy air quality. The space will be designed to be LEED and Fitwel Certified to align with Beyond Meat’s mission and commitment to sustainability and workplace wellbeing.
Beyond Meat was represented by JLL in the deal, with project management being led by DPPM Project Management, and architecture and design work being led by Gensler. Hackman Capital Partners was represented by CBRE and Newmark Knight Grubb Frank.