Global Corporate Headquarters Campus Relocation
Eden Prairie, Minn.
Tennant Company, a global organization that produces sustainable cleaning solutions for a healthier world, is headquartered in a Minneapolis suburb. As corporate culture evolved away from the need for traditional closed offices, Tennant desired a modern, healthier workplace capable of showcasing the company’s story, brand, and products — a goal that was best achieved through relocation. BWBR helped Tennant select and renovate an existing corporate campus, with a master plan to adapt over time to meet projected growth needs and shifting work styles.
Upon Tennant’s purchase of an existing multi-building campus, BWBR assisted with planning the new headquarters and modernizing the 40-year-old facility. The design created curated “neighborhoods,” including social and collaboration spaces that are centrally distributed and in the same location on all floors, directors’ blocks that optimize natural light and give leaders more visibility to all employees, and adjustable workstations assembled from a “kit of parts” for easier reconfiguration. Responding to Tennant’s increased emphasis on collaboration, BWBR reduced the number of closed offices by 80 percent and utilized flexible furniture solutions for multi-functionality in an ever-expanding organization.
Size: 162,750 sq. ft.
Components: Shift from traditional closed offices to open, flexible, modern workplace, including 80 percent reduction in closed office space; emphasis on showcasing products and brand; flexible furniture solutions; access to daylight for majority of employees