H-E-B announced plans to construct a state-of-the-art tech center at its San Antonio, Texas, headquarters that will house up to 1,000 employees.

The company will begin construction on an approximately 150,000-square-foot, 5-story building located in the heart of the Arsenal campus. Construction is scheduled to begin by summer 2020, and is tentatively set for completion by summer 2022.

As part of this expansion, H-E-B will relocate its digital partners from other locations in the city to house digital teams closer together. H-E-B Digital includes product, design, technology and e-commerce teams.

“Our success starts with our people, who provide exceptional hospitality to deliver world-class shopping and digital experiences,” says Craig Boyan, president. “We’re committed to hiring more people, adding the necessary skills to become both a better tech company and even stronger brick-and-mortar retailer.”

Like its sister facility in Austin, Texas, the new workspace will offer a variety of dynamic work areas spread throughout the floor plan, including open collaboration areas, individual work spaces and meeting rooms equipped with advanced technology and video conferencing capabilities. Lake Flato Architects, San Antonio, Texas, will design the project, which will boast modern amenities and cutting-edge features while incorporating design elements found throughout the Arsenal campus.

“The San Antonio tech center will be become part of the new front door to our Arsenal campus, just as H-E-B Digital is creating a new front door for our customers online and via mobile shopping experiences,” says Jag Bath, chief digital officer.