Mercedes-Benz USA will build a new, state-of-the-art headquarters facility on 12 acres near the intersection of Barfield and Abernathy roads in Sandy Springs, the company announced Feb. 3.
The property, among the last large undeveloped tracts in the Perimeter area, is known primarily as part of the property near Glenridge Hall, a 1920s-era mansion. The carmaker said in a statement that it planned to build its permanent U.S. headquarters facility there and expects to complete the new facility in 2018.
The website ajc.com reported that the company plans to build a 250,000-square-foot office building on a 12-acre slice of the Glenridge Hall property and the office would “in essence anchor” a planned residential and retail project to be developed by homebuilder Ashton Woods.
In July, the company will move its headquarters operations into temporary office space in Sterling Pointe II, a 186,000-square-foot office building in Dunwoody, the company said in a press release.
“Our ambition is to be more than a great car company,” Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of the company. “We want to be among the best companies in the world and Atlanta will serve as a perfect foundation to foster that ambition in the future. We are looking forward to calling Atlanta home.”
The company is moving its U.S. headquarters from Montvale, N.J. It announced its new Sandy Springs location Feb. 3 in a press conference at the Georgia Capitol. The company said it will hire hundreds of new employees in the Atlanta area.
“Mercedes-Benz USA’s planned headquarters location in Sandy Springs is great for the city, metro Atlanta and for the entire state of Georgia,” said Gov. Nathan Deal.