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Huge creative office project planned for Northrop Grumman plant in El Segundo

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The 30-acre campus could open by 2019

Rendering of El Segundo project
The adaptive reuse project will make use of existing buildings once occupied by Northrop Grumman.
Renderings courtesy Hackman Capital

Fresh off of securing Amazon as a tenant at the historic Culver Studios complex in Culver City (and starting work on a major mixed use project nearby), real estate developer Hackman Capital Partners announced plans Thursday for a big redevelopment project in El Segundo that will convert part of a Northrop Grumman aerospace plant into a sprawling, 30-acre creative office campus.

The adaptive reuse project will be designed by Gensler, and work is expected to begin early next year. Once complete, the site will include around 550,000 square feet of office space spread across four buildings.

Right across the street from the new Lakers practice facility on Douglas Street, the project will also be located next to the Metro Green Line and the last stop on the upcoming Crenshaw/LAX Line, set to open in 2019.

A spokesperson for the developer tells Curbed that the Silicon Beach-adjacent office space could appeal to a wide range of tenants, including “high-tech companies, media or entertainment companies, advertising agencies, [and] design or architectural firms.”

Already big enough to accommodate multiple occupants, the site could also be expanded in the future, depending on the needs of tenants.

In a statement, Hackman Capital Vice President Mike Racine said the company’s goal is to “celebrate the site’s rich history,” preserving the existing buildings and bringing out signature architectural details like the sawtooth skylights that lend to the space’s airy interiors.

The grounds around the buildings will also get a makeover, with “new outdoor pockets and zones for both work and play.”

Construction on the offices is expected to wrap up midway through 2019.

Interior of Hackman Capital El Segundo project
Aerial view of Hackman El Segundo project