Hewlett Packard Enterprise to relocate headquarters from Silicon Valley to Springwoods Village

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The announcements comes just weeks after construction officially topped out at the new campus, which will include two five-story buildings located at the corner of East Mossy Oaks road and Lake Plaza Drive in Spring. (Rendering courtesy CityPlace at Springwoods Village)

The announcements comes just weeks after construction officially topped out at the new campus, which will include two five-story buildings located at the corner of East Mossy Oaks road and Lake Plaza Drive in Spring. (Rendering courtesy CityPlace at Springwoods Village)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced Dec. 1 plans to relocate its headquarters from San Jose, California, to a brand new campus in the Greater Houston area, which is under construction in CityPlace at Springwoods Village.

The announcement comes just weeks after construction officially topped out at the new campus, which will include two five-story buildings located at the southwest corner of East Mossy Oaks Road and Lake Plaza Drive in Spring. Construction on the new campus began in February 2020 and is slated for completion by Spring 2022.

According to a Dec. 1 press release from the global tech company, Houston is currently HPE's largest employment hub in the U.S.

"As we look to the future, our business needs, opportunities for cost savings, and team members' preferences about the future of work, we are excited to relocate HPE's headquarters to the Houston region," HPE CEO Antonio Neri said in a statement. "Houston is an attractive market to recruit and retain future diverse talent and where we are currently constructing a state-of-the-art new campus. We look forward to continuing to expand our strong presence in the market."

Additionally, while HPE officials said the Bay Area will continue to be a strategic hub for HPE innovation, they also announced the company would be consolidating a number of sites in the Bay Area to its San Jose campus. However, no layoffs will be associated with this move, the release states.


State and local leaders were quick to welcome the company to the Greater Houston area, including Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

HPE will be the fifth major corporation to be housed in CityPlace at Springwoods Village, joining HP Inc., Southwestern Energy, the American Bureau of Shipping and Exxon Mobil.

"I have said we are not just running, but we are sprinting to boost our tech innovation scene," Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a statement. "HPE's announcement is something we should all celebrate. The city's efforts to bolster Houston's position as a leading digital tech hub and global headquarters city are paying off. I had the opportunity to visit the HPE CEO Antonio Neri a few weeks ago about HPE's presence in Houston, and am delighted they decided to move their headquarters to the Houston area."

Upon completion, the new campus will feature 440,000 square feet of rentable space, structured parking for 2,055 cars and a slate of amenities including a fitness center, cafe, kitchen, pharmacy, laboratory and office space, as well as a large central courtyard with a multiuse basketball pavilion, fitness/yoga lawn, water feature, outdoor tables, seating and games, and a large green space lawn.

Both buildings will be joined with bridge connectors at each level and adjacent to HPE's Executive Briefing Center will be a fully landscaped roof terrace overlooking the large central courtyard.

"I am very excited to welcome Hewlett Packard Enterprise to the Eighth Congressional District of Texas," U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady, R-The Woodlands, said in a statement. "When the new headquarters opens in Spring in 2022, it will bring thousands of jobs to the region in addition to supporting our tourism, hospitality and restaurant industries."
By Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. In January 2019, she was promoted to serve as the editor of the Spring/Klein edition where she covers Spring ISD and Harris County Commissioners Court, in addition to business, development and transportation news.


MOST RECENT

Cy-Fair ISD recently added 266 propane buses to its total fleet. Funded by the 2019 bond package, the buses account for approximately 30% of the district’s total fleet and provide cleaner emissions. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
Cy-Fair ISD's 2019 bond program funds new propane buses to replace diesel vehicles

Propane buses now account for about 30% of the district's entire fleet.

ExxonMobil moved employees from its Springwoods Village campus to a Hughes Landing to cure a default on a Montgomery County tax abatement. (Courtesy ExxonMobil)
ExxonMobil resolves tax abatement default; Home Depot distribution center taking over superfund site; and more top Houston-area news

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Houston area.

The University of St. Thomas is a private Catholic college in Houston. It also has a microcampus in downtown Conroe. (Emma Whalen/Community Impact Newspaper)
University of St. Thomas offering free tuition to first 500 students who apply

The online degrees are in the following fields: cybersecurity, network technology, electronic technology, general business, and alcohol and drug dependency counseling.

Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 has begun construction on the first of three phases for its new 43-acre, state-of-the-art campus located in Spring, according to a May 7 news release. (Courtesy Cypress Creek EMS)
Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 begins construction on new 43-acre campus

The campus will house ESD No. 11's new ambulance service, which is scheduled to launch Sept. 4 when the district's contract with current service provider, Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services, expires.

The Texas Department of State Health Services projects a significant shortage of nurses by 2032. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Q&A: Why Texas faces a growing nursing shortage and what can be done to address it

In 2018, the state health department estimated about 11% of the demand for nurses was not able to be met, and that number is expected to rise to 16.3% by 2032.

The practice is led by Stoni Johnston, who is a licensed and board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. (Courtesy Sulcata Psychiatry)
Sulcata Psychiatry in Vintage Park now scheduling appointments for June

Patients who schedule appointments for June prior to May 31 will receive a 15% discount.

POPPS opened in its new, larger location in Old Town Spring at 216 Midway St., Spring, on April 29. (Courtesy POPPS)
Gourmet popcorn shop POPPS moves to larger space in Old Town Spring

The self-proclaimed "Purveyors of Perfect Popcorn" boast more than 30 varieties of small-batch, artisan popcorn with flavors ranging from dill pickle and barbecue bacon to caramel pecan and cinnamon red hot.

HTV
Houston, Harris County annual addresses no longer hosted by Greater Houston Partnership over Texas voter bill dispute

Local leaders criticized the area chamber of commerce for not taking a definitive stance on two voting access bills currently being deliberated in the Texas Legislature.

The new location is Chipotle's first in Magnolia. (Courtesy Chipotle Mexican Grill)
Chipotle opens in Magnolia; get a sneak peek of new Houston aquarium and more metro news

Read the latest business and community news from the Houston area.

The business specializes in customized in-home consultations during which families will receive a fire safety plan specific to their house's floor plan and an age-appropriate, individualized plan for each family member. (Courtesy Fire Smart, LLC)
Fire Smart, LLC celebrates one year of providing fire safety education across Greater Houston area

The business specializes in customized in-home consultations during which families will receive a fire safety plan specific to their house's floor plan and an age-appropriate, individualized plan for each family member.

The Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve's marine building has sharks, turtles, stingrays, alligators, fish and eels. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
UPDATED: Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve opening delayed as attraction awaits final approval, inspections

The Houston Interactive Aquarium & Animal Preserve will open off Beltway 8 in the Humble area.