(Photo courtesy of CSC/Jim Graham)
After 17 years in its previous location, business services company CSC recently opened a new global headquarters in Wilmington.
The relocation comes just weeks after the company’s major rebrand. The new brand identity is prevalent throughout the 40-acre campus.
“Having everyone physically together will create better unity and better communication, allowing the team to work better together,” CSC President Rod Ward III said in an interview with Technical.ly following a ribbon-cutting ceremony held last month. “The new headquarters fits with the team work-culture.”
Located at the corner of Lancaster Pike and Centerville Road, the 148,000-square-foot facility is home to nearly 650 employees, including the chief executive and those who work in the marketing, finance, operations, legal and IT departments. The corporation also purchased the Marvel Building (located across the street), where 250 employees from the sales team and digital brand services division are based.
During a tour of the elaborate complex, led by CSC’s Brandy Chieffi, we got an in-depth look at the space. Here are some of the unique features:
- Flexible workspaces: Each employee has a sit-stand desk. There are also semi-closed work pods, open collaboration units (which are named after the cities and states where CSC offices are located), and outdoor seating.
- Fully equipped fitness center and exercise room: The facility, which is free of charge to employees, is open before, during and after work hours, as well as on weekends. Fun fact: More than 500 employees signed up for the fitness center within the first 48 hours of operation.
- Multiple dining options: Employees can dine in the multi-level cafeteria, which offers healthy food choices, a pizza oven, deli, salad bar and grab-and-go options. Additionally each floor contains a social cafe, equipped with a refrigerator and microwave.
- Roof top garden: The green roof is both environmentally friendly and helps with heating/cooling expenses.
- History time line and memorabilia wall: A hallway in the facility contains a time line that documents major events in CSC history.
“Our vision was to create a signature, best-in-class, global headquarters campus that will serve CSC for at least the next 20 years,” headquarters project leader Scott Malfitano said in a statement. “We have worked to incorporate ‘green’ elements and preserve open space while also focusing on the health and happiness of our — our most important asset — and we think we’ve achieved that. This is an accomplishment we hope our people, the community, and the state can be proud of.”
Malfitano and the rest of the CSC team, seemed to get what they wished for. While addressing the audience during the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Gov. John Carney praised the organization for its recent successes and the positive impact CSC has had on the community.
“This building is unbelievable,” said Carney. “When CSC is successful, Delaware is successful. When Delaware is successful, CSC is successful.”
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