L’Oréal USA has broken ground today for a new state-of the-art office facility at Connell Corporate Park in Berkeley Heights, N.J., USA. The new building, which is scheduled to open in 2009, will house approximately 400 L’Oréal USA employees and will function as L’Oréal USA’s New Jersey headquarters. L’Oréal USA’s corporate headquarters will remain in New York.
The building reportedly will enable L’Oréal USA to bring together groups of employees that are currently sited in different New Jersey locations, allowing for better communication, teamwork, team spirit, and more efficient work practices. The new offices will feature formal and informal working spaces, the latest in modern technology, and a host of other features that will encourage creativity and collaboration among all employees.
The new facility will also have a environmentally-friendly focus with an emphasis on sustainable development. The open-plan design will maximize natural light and the use of ‘green’ raw materials while minimizing the effect on the environment. The building, which will be GOLD LEED certified, will feature energy-saving systems throughout, including heating, air-conditioning and lighting that can be individually controlled, and furniture and other fixtures made from recycled and locally-sourced materials.