Mailchimp undertaking significant expansion at former headquarters

The Atlanta-based unicorn has acquired new space at Carriage Works, the adaptive reuse loft office that served as Mailchimp’s headquarters before it relocated to Ponce City Market in 2015. Mailchimp has maintained space at Carriage works since the move. In 2017, it renovated and replanted its customer service team at the Westside building.

Now, Mailchimp is preparing for growth at the site.

Carriage Works takes up three buildings at 512, 530 and 590 Means St. NW. A recent building permit application filed with the city of Atlanta shows a buildout is planned for a 6,370-square-foot space at 530 Means St. Construction is estimated to cost $345,000, per the filing.

The 530 Means St. building is the largest of the three with roughly 65,000 square feet of office space. Last summer, an unnamed tenant signed a lease for 50,000 square feet at 530 Means St., with a targeted move-in date of October 2020, according to CoStar.

A spokesperson did not immediately respond to an email seeking to confirm Mailchimp as the mystery tenant, but Bill McClain, the company’s director of real estate and facilities, did confirm Mailchimp is expanding at Carriage Works.

“Mailchimp is always thoughtfully considering our workspace options as we continue to grow,” McClain told Atlanta Business Chronicle in a statement. “We recently acquired additional square footage for desk, event and collaboration space at our Carriage Works office to accommodate planned growth.”

The expansion “is accounting for growth needs over time and ensuring that current teams have all the resources they need under one roof,” a Mailchimp spokesperson said. The spokesperson could not confirm how many jobs will be added as part of the growth.

At Ponce City Market, Mailchimp occupies all of the fifth floor, most of the fourth and has recently expanded on the ninth. The company confirmed to Atlanta Business Chronicle last July that it was adding as many as 200 jobs by the end of 2019.


By   – Restaurants and Airport Reporter, Atlanta Business Chronicle

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