According to the Atlanta Business Journal, Coca-Cola will be moving its new IT Center to the 60-story SunTrust Plaza. Considered a historic shift as the largest ever corporate relocation into the downtown area, the new facility encompasses a leased area of almost 276,000 square feet in the building’s garden offices. The move will bring 1,000 high-paying jobs into city central and will expand the total downtown headcount to over 6,500 employees, which includes staff at the company’s North Avenue corporate headquarters.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the company will relocate 2,000 workers in the Coca-Cola Refreshments division to the Peachtree Center area of downtown. The new Information Technology Center of Excellence is expected to open in mid-2014, under a 10 year lease.
Three Coca-Cola IT leaders said in a memo the move is part of the ongoing enhancement and consolidation of facilities made possible by the Coca-Cola Co.’s acquisition of Coca-Cola Enterprises’ former North America operations in 2010, as reported by the Marietta Daily Journal.