Discovery, which announced plans in January to relocate from its global headquarters in Silver Spring, Md., has settled on a new location for the headquarters. The company announced today it has selected 230 Park Avenue South in New York’s Flatiron district as the location.
“Discovery will consolidate several of its existing New York office locations into the new space, with a targeted move-in date beginning in Fall of 2019 and continuing through mid-2020, following a renovation of the new facility,” the company said in today’s announcement.
Added David Zaslav, president and chief executive: “The New Discovery is transforming into a different kind of global media company, and where and how we work is a critical foundation for our future success and growth. We are energized by our fantastic new home in New York — the media capital of the world — where we will write our company’s next chapter. We look forward to bringing our world-class employees together in a creative and collaborative workspace in one of Manhattan’s most vibrant and dynamic neighborhoods.”
The announcement notes the following features of the new Discovery Global Headquarters at 230 Park Avenue South:
- A creative, collaborative environment including an open floorplan and loft-like features such as exposed ceilings and natural light
- A ground floor studio and production space
- A large outdoor rooftop terrace
- A full-service Wellness Center
- A dedicated Discovery lobby
- Close proximity to public transportation, green spaces, and dining
The company maintains a National Operations Headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn., in the former headquarters of Scripps Networks Interactive. Discovery closed on its acquisition of Scripps Networks in March of this year.