Build-out for The Adecco Group relocation is $5 million

The human resources and technology company moving to the Florida Blue Campus.

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The city is reviewing permit applications for the estimated $5 million construction tenant build-out for The Adecco Group to relocate Jacksonville operations to the Florida Blue Campus.

Danis Builders LLC is the contractor for the project, which comprises almost 91,000 square feet of space on the first, fifth and sixth floors at the six-story Building 800 at 4800 Deerwood Campus Parkway.

The Adecco Group said in October it intended to move in spring 2022 from Deerwood South to the Florida Blue campus in South Jacksonville as the staffing company renovates its space for a hybrid workforce.

The company will move from about 144,000 square feet of space among Buildings 200 and 400 at 10151 Deerwood Park Blvd., about 3 miles south of Florida Blue.

The permit applications show The Adecco Group will build-out 27,306 square feet on the first floor at a cost of $1.2 million; 32,700 square feet on the fifth floor at $2.5 million; and 30,836 square feet at $2.5 million on the sixth floor.

The company told employees Oct. 12 that it officially will return to the office in the spring.

Mary Beth Waddill, director of external communications at the Adecco Group, North America said July 12 that the move was delayed.

“We experienced a few supply chain disruptions that shifted our timeline,” she said by email.

“We’re firing on all cylinders now and looking forward to moving into the space later this year (Q4).”

The company’s more than 500 Jacksonville employees in the U.S. business services hub have been working remotely since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in workplace shutdowns.

Waddill said employees largely are working remotely and have the option to use in-person space for individual work or to work with others.

When they return to the workplace, they will move into a new location and what leaders call “a new way of working.”

The human resources and technology company is based in Zurich. It comprises three global business units: Adecco, Akkodis and LHH.

It includes training, flexible staffing, direct placement, skills development, career transition, IT and engineering consulting.

Waddill said colleagues and visitors “will experience an entirely new look and feel,” including training and conferencing space, fitness center access, an on-site cafe and furnishings to support a hybrid work model.

She said The Adecco Group will donate much of the previous furniture and office supplies to organizations that include Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Rethreaded, Northeast Florida Women Veterans, Operation New Uniform, City Rescue Mission, Grains of Rice, Duval County Public Schools and others.

She said the company donated about 500 workstations, 100 office setups and 25 conference room setups.

“One of the most rewarding parts of this move has been the opportunity to rehome much of our furniture to several wonderful organizations that are making a difference in the Jacksonville community and beyond,” said Mindy Holden, U.S. vice president of procurement and real estate at The Adecco Group, in an emailed statement.




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