Clarks Americas, Inc. Moves Headquarters Into Former Polaroid Building in Waltham

WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clarks Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of C&J Clark Limited of Somerset,
England, today announces the grand opening of its Americas corporate
headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts. The headquarters is located in
the historic Polaroid building, and will further Clarks’ substantial
growth and proven leadership in the footwear industry as the company
continues to expand globally and refine operations within the region.


The 120,000 ft2 property is located at 60 Tower Road and
occupies a four-story, single-tenant building on the main thoroughfare
of Route 128. Boston Properties, one of the largest developers of
premium office properties in the United States, worked alongside Clarks
as the lead developer of the property. Boston-based Spagnolo Gisness &
Associates, Inc. and ADD, Inc now with Stantec, designed the building’s
exterior and interior, respectively.

“The revitalization and move into this historic building is a tremendous
milestone for our company,” said Mike Shearwood, newly appointed CEO of
Clarks. “It reinforces our commitment to the Metro Boston area as well
as our confidence in this community as we poise ourselves for continued
growth in the Americas.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to open our new headquarters in Waltham,”
added Gary Champion, President of Clarks Americas, Inc. and
Massachusetts native. “For over 20 years we have called the Metro Boston
area home. This is a vibrant community that offers undeniable talent and
resources. Our entire organization has been looking forward to this day,
showcasing the very best of this great brand and sharing it with our
customers and the surrounding community.”

Clarks is celebrating the grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony
this morning and a donation to the Waltham Boys and Girls club, a
charity based in Waltham that enables young people most in need to
achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

“I am thrilled to welcome the Clarks team to Waltham as the largest
tenant at the 1265 Main complex and as a staple to our community. We
appreciate the company’s continued dedication to the Boston area, by
offering jobs, donating generously to local charities, and bringing
continued economic success to our city,” said Waltham Mayor Jeannette A.
McCarthy.

About the Waltham HQ

The new headquarters will house over 400 employees across various
regional and global departments. The building is registered under the
LEED® green building program with the certification goal of LEED Gold,
having been built with energy efficiency and recycled materials,
including solar panels on the roof. The new office also features various
exciting amenities for the staff: an expansive roof deck, 5,000ft2
private outdoor terrace, employee retail store, employee fitness center,
10’ high windows, 50’ skylights, a three-story lobby, covered parking,
an employee bike sharing program, and much more.

About Clarks Americas, Inc.

Based in Waltham, Massachusetts, Clarks Americas, Inc. is a wholly owned
subsidiary of C&J Clark Limited of Somerset, England. Founded in the
village of Street in 1825, C&J Clark Limited is a privately held,
internationally recognized leader in the footwear industry. Long known
for creating the iconic Clarks Desert Boot, the company remains true to
a rich heritage of style, comfort, and quality. Clarks portfolio
includes men’s, women’s, and children’s footwear and accessories, sold
the world over in owned retail, ecommerce, and wholesale partners.

Contacts

Moxie Communications Group
Courtney Thomas
clarks@moxiegrouppr.com