Calgary software company expands in to new headquarters
- Created: Friday, 24 April 2020 19:53
Absorb Software announced plans to relocate the company's corporate headquarters to the new TELUS Sky tower in downtown Calgary.
Following a remarkable year of growth, Absorb (provider of Learning Management Software) has signed a multi-year lease for 80,000 square feet of office space in the newly constructed 60-story tower. Launched only 17 years ago in a tiny 200-square-foot space, the company has become a wonderful success story.
"Calgary has been a great home for Absorb, and since our business has grown so rapidly in recent years, it was time for us to move into a location better suited to accommodate our current team and anticipated growth. We're thrilled we can remain in the area while we continue to expand and deliver the industry-leading solutions to our customers," said Absorb CEO, Mike Owens. "Moving to this unique and impressive tower—a transformative landmark for the city—will not only provide Absorb with the tech-focused amenities necessary to support the company's ongoing expansion, but help us attract and retain the best talent."
"With Calgary poised to become a significant tech hub in Canada, TELUS Sky is designed to meet and exceed the expectations of the city's growing creative and technology sectors," said Roz McQueen, a leasing executive at Westbank, developer of TELUS Sky, in partnership with Allied and TELUS. "We are excited to welcome Absorb to TELUS Sky, knowing the company will make full use of the amenities that the building has to offer. Not only will TELUS Sky be the company's new workplace, but it also has the potential to be a home for their international talent, through the project's furnished short or long-term residential offerings on floors 30-58."
Designed by global architectural firm, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), TELUS Sky offers state-of-the art workspaces in downtown Calgary, in a projected LEED Platinum certified building. The lobby of TELUS Sky features a living green wall and 11-story atrium which serves to enhance the 100% fresh air in the building, while operable windows and natural light sources contribute to wellness in the workplace.
Absorb will occupy five levels of open-concept workspace with balconies on floors 20 and 22-25 and have access to the wellness centre and health-food concepts in the building. This deal brings the commercial space of TELUS Sky to more than 60% leased.