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.


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