One of three buildings for Armstrong Flooring's new headquarters.
LANCASTER, PA - Work was scheduled to begin last month on Armstrong Flooring, Inc.'s (NYSE: AFI) new corporate headquarters campus in Lancaster, PA.
Armstrong Flooring’s new headquarters will include occupation of three leased buildings in the Greenfield business park, from High Real Estate Group LLC. Two adjacent buildings totaling approximately 60,000 square feet, will provide flexible office space for approximately 200 employees and will feature a 5,000-square-foot design showroom. Additionally, the company will lease a 30,000-square-foot building for its technical center, housing approximately 60 employees from the company’s new product development, innovation and engineering teams.
"As we continue to transform our business and write the next chapter in the history of Armstrong Flooring, we’re proud that our roots will remain firmly planted in Lancaster County, the community we’ve called home for more than a century," said Michel Vermette, Armstrong Flooring President and CEO. "Reinvigorating these spaces embodies Armstrong Flooring’s resiliency throughout generations and our ability to constantly reinvent ourselves by embracing new sources of inspiration and pursuing what’s next. This move also represents an important investment in our employees and our future, and one that will lead to collaboration and innovation far beyond the walls of these buildings."
The new headquarters will be designed to foster Armstrong Flooring’s culture of innovation and teamwork by maximizing natural light and encouraging creativity and collaboration with inspiring, flexible work areas and multi-purpose common spaces. It will also include an inviting showroom space showcasing all parts of its business from various commercial and residential segments to its focus on innovation, sustainability and transformational design. Additionally, the move will provide significant, long-term efficiencies for the company.
"By establishing its new headquarters here, Armstrong Flooring is demonstrating its commitment to Lancaster County and to sustainable business practices by reimaging and repurposing existing buildings to support a modern workplace environment," said Mark Fitzgerald, president and chief operating officer, High Real Estate Group LLC and High Associates Ltd.
Construction is anticipated to be completed in the second quarter of 2021. High Associates Ltd., Lancaster, Pa. will oversee the development process and manage the facilities; Greenfield Architects LLC of Lancaster, Pa. is the lead architect; Spiezle Architecture Group of Hamilton Township, N.J. is providing interior design; and, High Construction Company, Lancaster, PA, is the general contractor. High Associates Ltd. represented the property owner and CBRE represented Armstrong Flooring in the transaction.
As part of Armstrong Flooring’s commitment to sustainability, the buildings will be renovated applying sustainable building practices that focus on human health and wellness, including using a selection of Armstrong Flooring’s beautiful, durable, and environmentally friendly resilient flooring products.