Axis Plans to Build New Global Headquarters
Together with principal owner Canon’s Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai, Axis Communications announced the expansion plan at a meeting today with representatives from the municipality, university and the faculty of engineering.
“Since its inception, Axis has been a company with its heart in Lund and through this investment we will strengthen our long-term establishment in this dynamic growth region,” said Ray Mauritsson, president, Axis Communications. “Proximity to the university and the faculty of engineering is natural for us as an innovative industry leader and therefore we are focusing on continued research and development in Lund and on advancing our local collaboration.”
The nine-floor office building with a total area of almost 350,000 square feet will occupy an entire block at the Ideon Science Park and will accommodate many of Axis’ corporate functions. Research and development, which constitutes the largest part of the operations in Lund, will also remain in the existing main building on Emdalavägen.
Apart from a mix of individual offices and open plan landscapes, the new building will house a restaurant and a café on the ground floor, a new visitor center for demonstrations of Axis offerings and conference facilities.
The new building will make a new contribution to Lund’s cityscape and hopefully will be strongly associated with Axis’ long history as an innovative growth company. The building will be environmentally certified according to an environmental and energy-optimization standard with functions such as district heating and heat recovery.