BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. L’Oreal USA broke ground on Thursday for a new office facility here that is scheduled to open in 2009. The facility will house about 400 employees and will function as the beauty company’s New Jersey headquarters.
The company’s corporate headquarters will remain in New York.
The new office, located at Connell Corporate Park, will enable L’Oreal to bring together groups of employees who are currently working in different New Jersey locations.
The open-plan design will maximize natural light and the use of “green” raw materials, while minimizing the effect on the environment. It will be Gold Leed certified and will feature energy-saving systems throughout, including heating, air-conditioning and lighting that can be individually controlled. The furniture and other fixtures will be made from recycled and locally sourced materials.
The broader Connell Corporate Park campus will contain a fitness center and hotel and conference facilities, as well as an outdoor wooded area with features such as walking paths and streams.