Lego plans to move its US headquarters from Connecticut to Boston in 2026, the toy company announced on Tuesday.
All employees of the current headquarters in Enfield will have their jobs available at the new headquarters, which Lego is still looking for a building to house.
Ideally, the building would be located in the city and near public transportation, said Skip Kodak, president of The Lego Group in the Americas. The Boston Globe. Lego hopes to announce a specific location by the end of September, he said.
In a statement, Kodak said moving to Boston made sense given its ranking as “one of the best cities in the world for attracting and retaining talent.” He added that the city’s “world-class academic institutions, skilled workforce and high quality of life” add to the appeal.
“We have exciting plans for the next phase of growth and hope we can retain much of our current team, as well as attract new colleagues,” he said.
The move – which will take place in phases – is expected to begin in mid-2025 and be completed in 2026. Until then, employees will continue to work at Enfield, as well as at the company’s education office in Boston’s Back Bay. Employees hired into new roles will work from the Boston office.
“We wanted to give our employees enough time to plan for their future, so we will be implementing a gradual transition over the next few years,” Kodak said.
Next to Boston, Somerville is home to the Lego Corporation’s Lego Discovery Center, which is currently undergoing renovations and is expected to reopen in the spring of 2023, according to its website. The Danish company is also building a billion-dollar carbon-neutral facility in Virginia, which it plans to do in 2025.
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