NCR opens new global HQ in Atlanta

Source: NCR

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today opened its new global headquarters campus in Midtown Atlanta.

The two-tower campus will provide the space needed to prepare for future growth and create innovations that will help power the digitally-connected economy.

In total, NCR’s new headquarters will be home to approximately 5,000 skilled professionals. The state-of-the-art campus will be roughly 750,000 square feet of space, comprised of two office towers situated at the corner of 8th and Spring Streets in the heart of burgeoning Midtown Atlanta. Employees will begin moving into the first tower today, with the second tower opening later this year.

NCR and Cousins Properties entered a long-term, build-to-suit lease for the campus, which will be owned and developed by Cousins. Construction of the first tower began in November 2015. In September 2016, NCR announced it would expand the campus and build a second tower. NCR partnered with the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Invest Atlanta on development of the campus to create $450 million of public and private investment in Midtown Atlanta.

“This Campus symbolizes the power of reinvention. It celebrates the innovators, dreamers, and problem-solvers who walk through our doors every day and have the courage to build a better tomorrow,” said NCR Chairman and CEO Bill Nuti. “Our move to Midtown is part of our vision for transforming Atlanta into the Silicon Valley of the East.”

“Georgia is a hotbed for leading technology companies such as NCR because of our extensive technology infrastructure, access to a skilled workforce and pro-business climate,” said Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. “NCR is already making a significant impact in the state’s technology industry sector and the company will reap the benefits of having its headquarters in this thriving technology cluster near our universities. NCR’s growth and expansion further proves that Georgia is on the minds of high-tech job creators.”

“I am pleased that NCR has chosen the City of Atlanta for its new headquarters, and this major capital investment that will bring over 5,000 skilled jobs to Midtown,” said Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. “Atlanta is a global technology center that offers companies access to top talent, renowned research institutions and advanced technology infrastructure. I look forward to working with Mr. Nuti and everyone at NCR as we continue to strengthen Atlanta’s role as a premier global tech and innovation hub. The opening of NCR’s new corporate campus represents another major step that goal.”

The global headquarters will enable optimal collaboration and teamwork; feature the technology and tools to support the changing nature of how, when and where work is done; and excite and inspire employees and customers. The campus will feature such amenities as dining options and outdoor seating, coffee bar, gym, informal spaces that spark creativity, and a large lecture space. It will become the permanent home for the NCR Innovation Lab and continue the already robust partnership between NCR and Georgia Tech, as the organizations are now located side-by-side in the center of Atlanta’s Technology Square.

“We are proud to have helped NCR achieve their vision for a new cutting-edge corporate headquarters in Midtown,” said Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Cousins Properties, Larry Gellerstedt. “This level of investment in Midtown Atlanta by a global technology leader helps to highlight the bright future for our city.”

“Gensler is excited to partner with NCR on the design of their new Midtown campus,” says Stephen Swicegood, principal and managing director of Gensler’s Atlanta office. “This state-of-the-art headquarters is a sign of Atlanta’s growing tech sector and incorporates the latest trends and best practices in workplace strategy and design.”

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