A corporate neighbor in the Energy Corridor with roots that go back years, Shell has moved ahead with its plans to construct two new twelve-story buildings and a parking garage at its Woodcreek campus in Houston. This forward-thinking initiative supports Shell’s vision of becoming the world’s most competitive and innovative energy company by creating a world-class campus with the latest technology, work and collaboration space design and amenities.
Currently, Shell owns Buildings A, B and C on the Woodcreek campus and leases Buildings 1-7. Completion of this project will enable Shell to vacate the leased property. The new buildings (E, F and a parking garage) will be completely Shell-owned. This new campus will connect people and teams better through improved use of space, technology while achieving cost, space and operational efficiencies.
While there have been a number of initiatives over the years aimed at improving Shell workplaces around the world, this program will combine the best of them. The new buildings at the Woodcreek campus will primarily be open-plan with a range of enhanced support facilities to benefit employees. These will include fitness, recreational and social areas, coffee bars, concentration spaces, technology-supported collaboration areas and a range of breakout spaces. The project will create an opportunity to improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact of the current facilities through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification.
With traffic and roadway congestion being key issues for the Energy Corridor District, Shell has taken traffic into consideration as part of the development of the conceptual design of the facility. As such, Shell has prepared a traffic study on the existing and new site, presented the study to the Texas Department of Transportation and are incorporating TxDOT’s recommendations into the design.
Renovations will conclude by end of year 2014. We look forward to sharing more news with you as detailed plans are finalized.