PHILADELPHIA – Aramark announced plans to transform the former Hudson Motor Car Company plant into a modern, nine-story, 600,000-sq.-ft. facility that will be the new home of the global foodservice distributor’s headquarters. Aramark will be an anchor tenant in the building at 2400 Market Street, occupying the top five floors and nearly 300,000 sq. ft.

Approximately 1,200 management and support staff will occupy the new headquarters. Plans for the building include work spaces that promote collaboration, a state-of-the-art dining facility and a fitness center. More than 8,000 sq. ft. will be dedicated green spaces on outdoor terraces. The project also will include a promenade overlooking the Schuylkill River Walk.

“Earlier this year we proudly announced that the Keystone State and the historic and vibrant city of Philadelphia, which have been part of Aramark's success and growth for over half a century, will remain our home,” Eric J. Foss, chairman, president and CEO, said in a news release. “Today, we are announcing a new riverfront headquarters that will provide our associates with a dynamic work environment and exciting amenities to enable us to continue enriching and nourishing the lives of our clients, consumers and communities we serve.”

The Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds and PMC Property Group, both of Philadelphia, own the building as part of a joint venture.  Gensler is serving as design architect, while Varenhorst, PC, is the executive architect.

The other four floors will be rebuilt to accommodate current and potential commercial and retail tenants. Aramark has a lease for the building that runs through September 2034.