(Cleveland) - Sherwin-Williams Company says that it's still going ahead with plans to build a new headquarters building on Public Square, and a new research and development center in Brecksville, but those plans have been pushed back a year.
The company says, given the pause in some activities since the start of the pandemic, the transition to the new HQ building, and the R&D center have been pushed back from 2023 to 2024.
The two facilities will house more than 3,500 employees, with room for future growth. Current plans are for an 11 percent increase in the company's local workforce.
Sherwin-Williams indicated the new dates in a release that named the companies that will be partners in the project. They are:
• Pickard Chilton Architects, Inc. – Design architect for the global headquarters
• HGA Architects and Engineers, LLC (HGA) – Base building architect for the global headquarters; Design, base building and interior architect for the R&D Center
• Vocon Partners, LLC – Interior architect for the global headquarters
• Welty Gilbane, a Joint Venture – Construction manager
• Mark G. Anderson Consultants, Inc. (MGAC) – Project manager, project controls and owner’s representative
• CBRE Inc. – Real estate and economic development advisor
• Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP – Legal and economic development counsel
• Hanson Bridgett LLP – Legal counsel
• inSITE Advisory Group – Economic development advisor
Sherwin-Williams' new HQ will be next to the NW quadrant of Public Square, on land that was originally cleared years ago for the Ameritrust Tower. That building was put on hold after Ameritrust merged with Society Bank, which is now Key Bank. The R&D center will be built on the site of the former VA Hospital, at Brecksville and Miller Roads.
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