More construction projects will begin next year in Billund, Denmark, as the LEGO Group further expands its headquarters.
Construction on the 54,000m2 LEGO Campus, the new building that houses many of the LEGO Group’s leadership and administrative functions, is winding down this year. Two new campuses will begin construction next year though, continuing the transformation of the rural Danish town of Billund.
Kornmarken Campus will connect the existing LEGO factory with a new 46,000m2 building. On the outskirts of Billund, this will house the 700 employees currently working at the LEGO factory and approximately 1,200 employees from Engineering & Quality and Engineering & Workplace departments. This will be where research and development is conducted for finding new sustainable materials.
‘We are creating a state-of-the-art workplace that will further build our world class innovation capabilities within engineering, quality and manufacturing in the years to come. By bringing together people working across key functions, the new campus will become a vibrant and inspiring LEGO “home” for people collaborating to transform product ideas into LEGO play,’ said Chief Operations Officer Carsten Rasmussen.
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There will also be construction on a new Innovation Campus for product innovation and product technology development. That will create room for more colleagues within product innovation and product technology development and will incorporate Innovation House, where design work currently takes place.
‘We have invested significantly in our Billund Headquarters in recent years to create a working environment which reflects our brand values and enable LEGO colleagues to be truly inspired and creative,’ says LEGO CEO Niels B. Christiansen. ‘With these further investments, we are upgrading the workplace for additional thousands of LEGO employees working at our Headquarters within product innovation and manufacturing. I am very pleased to continue our commitment to the development of the local community in Billund as well as creating great workplaces for all LEGO colleagues.’
‘The investments in the Innovation Campus will create a truly inspiring workspace for those working in product development and technology innovation and it represents a terrific opportunity for us as a company and an investment in our people and brand,’ says Chief Product & Marketing Officer Julia Goldin.
Construction will begin in 2023, to be completed in 2025.