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Puratos National Headquarters and Innovation Center

Posted: January 11, 2019 | Projects

Puratos is an international group with a full range of innovative products and application expertise in the bakery, patisserie, and chocolate sectors. Products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world, and in many cases, actually produced there by subsidiaries. Clients are artisans, industry, retailers and food service providers.

Photo Courtesy of S.J. Fenwick Associates Architects & Planners LLC/DRK & Associates

Fenwick Architects was selected to design the fit-out for their USA national administrative headquarters and their innovation center for the latest in product research, development, and customer awareness.  Puratos purchased an existing of 56,000 square-foot warehouse structure and allocated approximately 43,000 square feet of it for the headquarters and innovation center for this project.  The structure is steel post and beam with a metal deck roof, and concrete block nonbearing walls enclosing the perimeter.  This building location is adjacent to their Pennsauken manufacturing facility allowing benefits of a walkable campus.

The 43,000-square-foot headquarters was divided between the administrative office functions of approximately 16,000 square feet, the state-of-the-art innovation center of approximately 23,000 square feet, with the remaining space for common areas including reception and the cafeteria.

The office area includes human resources, finance, sales, marketing, and the executive offices for local and U.S. operations. The innovation center is for product enhancement and new product development. The area is allocated to demonstration spaces and research & development.  Display areas utilize walls of glass to immediately link the busy bakers and product displays to visitors arriving at the reception area. There is a small loading area carefully screened adjacent to the main entry.  The exterior of the warehouse was enhanced with a compliment of paint in corporate colors, storefront, aluminum panels, and an eye catching canopy/sign element over the main entrance. 

The new building was designed to help Puratos customers develop better ideas based on consumer expectations, and support them in development of their products and help them solve technical challenges. Puratos is dedicated to anticipating and responding to consumer changes and evolving expectations through innovation.

Project Team


S.J. Fenwick Associates Architects & Planners LLC
646 W. Ocean Heights Avenue
Linwood, NJ 08221

Structural Engineer

Baker Ingram & Associates
2 White Horse Pike,  Fl 3
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

PMH Associates Inc.
1217B N. Church Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Civil Engineer

Irving Design Group LLC
10 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035

General Contractor

DRK & Associates
2050 Industrial Way
Vineland, NJ 08360

Cost Estimator

Building Evaluations
236 E. Veterns Highway
Jackson, NJ 08527

Spec Writer

Conspectus Inc.
2231 Route 50
Tuckahoe, NJ 08250

Interior Designer

Karen L. Babb Interiors
3305 Seabrook Island Road
Johns Island, SC 29455

Date Bid: Oct 2017

Construction Period: Nov 2017 to Jul 2018         

Total Square Feet: 43,575

Site: 2.83 acres.

Number of Buildings: One.

Building Sizes: First floor, 42,086; mezzanine, 1,489; total, 43,575 square feet. 

Building Height: First floor, 26’8”; mezzanine, 10’; total, 26’8”. 

Basic Construction Type: Tenant Build Out/II B.

Foundation: Reinforced concrete.

Exterior Walls: CMU.

Roof: Built-up.

Floors: Concrete.

Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

View full project details in the January/February 2019 issue of DCD