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Glaxo Will Move Its Philadelphia Offices To Navy Yard Complex

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The pharmaceutical giant Glaxo Smith Kline, with operations in Philadelphia, is moving south — to the Navy Yard.

Glaxo’s 1,300 workers in center city, currently based in two Franklin Plaza buildings near 16th and Vine Streets, will move to the Navy Yard Corporate Center by the end of 2012.

It’s a new “LEED Platinum” certified building, developed by Malvern-based REIT Liberty Property Trust.  Liberty is investing $81 million, all privately financed, to put up the new Glaxo building.

connelly d tawa Glaxo Will Move Its Philadelphia Offices To Navy Yard ComplexDeirdre Connelly (right), Glaxo’s North American president and a Philadelphia resident, says the workers are thrilled to be relocating to a state-of-the-art building at the Navy Yard.

“It also will be a building designed with an open space plan, where all of our employees will be able to communicate, collaborate, and work together for better idea generation and greater performance,” she said.

The announcement is part of a series of job-related events the mayor is attending this week, including one for another Navy Yard neighbor, Urban Outfitters, which is knitting together another 1,000 jobs at its headquarters there.  That announcement is coming tomorrow.

Reported by Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio 1060.


One Comment

  1. Pat says:

    “Open spacepPlan” is never about collaboration. It’s all about cost savings. They just sell it as something positive. So let’s see the CET in the open spaces.

  2. Somerdale Dave says:

    Location, Location, Location? What a joke. All the taxes of working in the city and no restaurants or things to see during lunch break. The only thing worse is the PNC building across from the Airport.

  3. mike in Philly says:

    Perhaps having this many people move to the Yard will stir up real interest in having septa extend the broad street subway down to there… it might really be justified… good to see development and this is proof that there is more than “center city” when it comes to location….

  4. buddy says:

    At least they are staying in Philly.

  5. spoon411 says:

    Come on down GSK,That’s what I’m talking about baby.

  6. gophilly says:

    thats what outsourcing and lay offs give you!

  7. Joe D says:

    They better make sure Matt H. gets a corner office baby!!!!!!!

  8. chris m says:

    The “WORKERS”.

  9. hadenoughuc says:

    = higher prices for medication ……

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