WPP to centralise its offices
One of the companies preparing a new location is WPP, the world’s largest advertising and marketing services group. They are investing in a landmark building in Amsterdam as a new base for their various companies in the city. The WPP agencies will move into the redeveloped Rivierstaete building (Dutch link), located on the banks of the Amstel River. “The new building in Amsterdam will allow our companies to work more closely and more effectively together,” said Sir Martin Sorrell, the CEO of WPP. “This is a clear statement to the market of our commitment to the Netherlands and the strength of our businesses there.”
WPP is expected to occupy the new offices in mid-2018. The new location will bring together about 30 WPP companies, and will offer space for roughly 1,500 employees. WPP’s agencies in Amsterdam currently operate from ten different locations. The new location will be fully refurbished, including new glass facades and outdoor terraces.
PVH and Booking.com also expanding
Another example of a new office space in Amsterdam is Booking.com’s development (Dutch link) on the Oosterdokseiland in Amsterdam. The handover of those new offices is expected in 2020. And PHV, the global apparel company that owns brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, is also expanding. They are building a new campus in Amsterdam’s dynamic Houthavens area. The new PVH development will contain three buildings, each with its own identity, in a campus-like location. The first building is already nearly finished, and will consist of offices, showrooms, a restaurant, and a rooftop terrace. The two other new buildings will contain features such as offices, green roof terraces, an atrium, and a sky lounge overlooking the city.