The world’s leading provider of business, legal, tax, and digital brand services to Fortune 500 companies will now be supporting their global clients from a state-of-the-art headquarters building that opened west of Wilmington on Tuesday.
The new CSC facility – a striking, contemporary 148,000 square-foot building constructed on 40 acres off Lancaster Pike – will host senior company executives and managers from marketing, finance, operations, legal, human resources and IT, among others.
In remarks to an audience that included Governor John Carney, County Executive Matt Meyer, State Treasurer Ken Simpler, and former Governor Mike Castle, CSC CEO Rod Ward – great grandson of a founder of the company established in 1899 – explained that the company’s 2×2015 campaign, an initiative to double the value of CSC launched in 2010, required room to accommodate their explosive growth.
“As we got into about 2013, we realized we were making headway with that goal, and we also quickly realized we were running out of space,” said Ward.
Governor Carney extolled CSC’s critical role in the state’s economic future. “When CSC is successful, Delaware is successful. When Delaware is successful, CSC is successful.”
County Executive Matt Meyer lauded the strides that CSC has been taking to be a local and global economic leader and its role in Delaware job creation. The new CSC headquarters will play host to 600 employees, Ward said.
The new building tapped into the support of many local businesses including Aegis Property Group, NORR Architecture, and Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architecture (the same firm that designed Longwood Gardens’ meadow).
Ward pointed out that CSC’s new headquarters puts an emphasis on health and the environment. A 1.4 mile walking path surrounds the campus, and the third and fourth floors boast outdoor seating and green roofs that keep the outdoor spaces, and the building itself, cooler.
CSC included a gym on the ground floor that employees can access for no charge, enjoying, and even teaching, spin, yoga and pilates classes.
Inside, the building is designed to reflect a collaborative corporate culture. Each floor has a community kitchen space for eating, as well as other seating areas and conference rooms. “Our culture is about teamwork, it’s about cooperation, it’s about running into each other,” Ward said. “And there are plenty of places to run into each other, and have good conversations.”