Cargill’s Wichita, Kan.-based protein business leadership team selected what is anticipated to become its future headquarters site. 

After a thorough analysis of numerous options, the company selected the building that currently houses the Wichita Eagle newspaper at 825 East Douglas Avenue. The property would be redeveloped into a newly constructed office complex to accommodate approximately 800 people. 

In May, Cargill announced it would retain its protein headquarters in Wichita after a 6-month review of numerous options, including some outside Kansas.

“The 825 East Douglas site is perfectly situated for the creation of a new Cargill Protein Group headquarters, providing us with a long-term solution that meets our needs, as well as the needs of our Wichita team,” says Brian Sikes, corporate vice president for the North America protein group. “Locating in the Old Town portion of downtown Wichita places us in close proximity to many restaurant, entertainment, hotel and shopping options, with convenient access to key roads and highways. Creating a dynamic, aesthetic and collaborative work environment of the future is an important element for growing our business and attracting and retaining talent, as we transform to meet the evolving needs of our customers and consumers.”

Additional details, including the architectural design and property redevelopment timeline, will be forthcoming. Cargill anticipates occupancy by the end of 2018.