Company signs lease to move into new building at the corner of Stone Avenue North and 128th Street by June 1, creating new Comcast Seattle Technology Center
SEATTLE, May 11, 2010 – Comcast, the country’s leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, today announced that after more than 20 years at its current location off Aurora Avenue North, the company’s Seattle office will be moving to a new 80,512 square foot building at 12645 Stone Avenue North.
The company expects to move into the new location by June 1. Formerly occupied by Hansen Brothers Moving and Storage, the building’ will undergo significant interior renovations before it becomes the base for Comcast’s Seattle operations, housing 185 employees, including installation and repair technicians, sales people and warehouse staff. The company expects to complete all renovations to the new building by August 1.
In a first for a Comcast Seattle location, the new Comcast Technology Center will include a 3,000 square foot retail store where customers can try out new equipment and services, pay bills, return and pick up equipment and meet face to face with Comcast customer sales and service representatives to get assistance with Comcast products and services.
“Our new Comcast Seattle Technology Center is a dramatic step up from our old building not only in size, but in the quality of service we can provide our customers,” said Anne McMullen, Area Vice President for Comcast. “With its convenient location just off I-5 near Northgate, we expect that it will become a destination point for our customers who want the face to face interaction with customer service representatives that is becoming increasingly rare in today’s world. It also will be a great location for prospective customers to come in and ask questions and compare our services and products.”
Comcast’s current Seattle location at 1140 North 94th Street has been the base for Seattle cable operations since 1989, when it served only a fraction of the customers it does today. The 15,000 square foot building is bursting at the seams with 144 employees, a warehouse and a small front counter area where customers can return equipment and pay bills. Nearly all of the additional employees who will be relocating to the new building will be coming from other Comcast area offices, because space was so limited at the 94th Street building.
In addition to the retail space, the Comcast Seattle Technology Center building includes 10,500 square feet of warehouse space, 30,000 square feet of office space and a 37,012 square foot parking garage.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.5 million cable customers, 16.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.9 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wachovia Center, and manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.
Comcast has more than 3,000 Washington employees, including 1,000 local customer service representatives in three call centers, who serve more than 1.1 million customers in Washington.