clarks headquarters
by Stephen Garner

clarks headquartersClarks Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of C&J Clark Limited of Somerset, England, has opened its new Americas corporate headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. The headquarters is located in the historic Polaroid building, and will further Clarks’ substantial growth and proven leadership in the footwear industry as the company continues to expand globally and refine operations within the region.

The 120,000 square-foot property is located at 60 Tower Road and occupies a four-story, single-tenant building on the main thoroughfare of Route 128. Boston Properties, one of the largest developers of premium office properties in the United States, worked alongside Clarks as the lead developer of the property. Boston-based Spagnolo Gisness & Associates, Inc. and ADD, Inc now with Stantec, designed the building’s exterior and interior, respectively.

The new headquarters will house over 400 employees across various regional and global departments. The building is registered under the LEED green building program with the certification goal of LEED Gold, having been built with energy efficiency and recycled materials, including solar panels on the roof. The new office also features various exciting amenities for the staff: an expansive roof deck, 5,000 square-foot private outdoor terrace, employee retail store, employee fitness center, 10 foot high windows, 50 foot skylights, a three-story lobby, covered parking, an employee bike sharing program, and much more.

clarks headquarters“The revitalization and move into this historic building is a tremendous milestone for our company,” said Mike Shearwood, newly appointed CEO of Clarks. “It reinforces our commitment to the Metro Boston area as well as our confidence in this community as we poise ourselves for continued growth in the Americas.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to open our new headquarters in Waltham,” added Gary Champion, president of Clarks Americas, Inc. and Massachusetts native. “For over 20 years we have called the Metro Boston area home. This is a vibrant community that offers undeniable talent and resources. Our entire organization has been looking forward to this day, showcasing the very best of this great brand and sharing it with our customers and the surrounding community.”