Construction work on the new headquarters of the department store discounter Woolworth began in November with a symbolic ground-breaking ceremony. 1,000 people will work here in future.
The new Woolworth administration and logistics center is being built on the more than 18-hectare site in the Unna/Kamen intermunicipal commercial zone directly by the A1 freeway. Following the decision to build the new company headquarters in Unna, thereby preserving jobs in the district and creating new ones, another milestone has been reached with the granting of the building permit by the city, said Peter Jannsen of Woolworth GmbH.
Operation of the new logistics halls will begin at the end of 2019. In 2020, the administration employees, who currently work in another building in Unna, are to move into the new building. "This project is another positive signal for the employment market in our region and shows the high appeal of the Unna district as a business location," District Administrator Michael Makiolla confirmed.
Woolworth was founded in 1879 by Frank Winfield Woolworth in Pennsylvania, USA. Today, the company has around 350 branches in Germany. In the long term, the company network is to be expanded to between 800 and 1,000 branches. The head office has been located in Unna since July 2010.