Walmart, Bentonville, Ark., revealed the plans for a more modernized headquarters campus, complete with ample natural light, expanded food offerings, convenient parking, fitness options and a childcare facility.
The buildings themselves will consist of solar panels atop parking decks, energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems and regionally sourced building materials, including mass timber construction.
The new campus will showcase thousands of trees, shrubs and grasses to provide habitat for wildlife, shade paths and bike trails.
“Arkansas has been good to us, and there’s nowhere else we’d rather call home. When I imagine the next 60 years, I can’t help but smile at the possibilities,” says Doug McMillon, president and CEO>
“I’m proud of how the design concepts capture who we are and where we’re going – both as a company and a community,” adds Greg Penner, chairman of the board of directors.
Demolition, infrastructure and utility construction will begin this summer. The support and office buildings will be designed in the next 18-24 months. The campus is projected to open in phases between 2020 and 2024.