Opus Constructing State-of-the-Art Headquarters for Cargill
Building on an existing relationship with Cargill and its office construction experience, Opus’s Client Direct Services group has started construction of a 190,000-square-foot office headquarters for Cargill’s North America protein business in Wichita, Kan. Cargill Protein is an industry leader that produces, distributes and markets beef, turkey, chicken and egg products to retail, foodservice and food ingredient companies throughout North America, and exports meat and by-products around the world.
This four-story, state-of-the-art office building in downtown Wichita will embody the protein group’s vision for future growth with a design that encourages collaboration for up to 950 employees. The building will feature an immersive technology center, presentation kitchen, sensory center kitchen and testing booths, a third-floor balcony and an employee café. The building will include a 800-car parking garage for employee use during the day and the public for events in Old Town and the nearby area in the evening.
Amid a larger downtown revitalization, Cargill’s new headquarters replaces an older building. The headquarters is designed to fit in with the city’s style and personality.
Opus’ previous experience with Cargill includes the development, design and construction of Excelsior Crossings, the company’s 920,000-square-foot, three-building, Class A corporate campus in Minnesota.
Key Construction, a local general contractor, is working in collaboration with Opus on this project.
Completion is slated for October 2018.