Epic Games to Relocate Headquarters to Cary Towne Center by 2024
Epic Games begins development on its new HQ this year.
Yesterday it was announced that Fortnite and Unreal Engine creator, Epic Games, has signed an agreement with Turnbridge Equities and Denali Properties. This agreement finds Epic taking ownership of Cary Towne Center with plans to convert the property into a new campus by 2024 with offices and recreational spaces. Plans for this development are to go underway this year while Epic continues operations at its current location, Crossroads Boulevard.
Epic Games details that it is working with the Town of Cary on the development to find ways that its new headquarters can be used by the community. “We’re extremely proud that Epic has chosen to call Cary home for their new global headquarters, and we greatly appreciate the company’s recognition of Cary’s existing assets as well as the unlimited potential of the area for their growing business,” said Cary, NC Mayor Harold Weinbrecht.
Epic Games has been part of Cary’s community and has hired locally and through nearby universities as it continues to grow. It looks as if it has no plans to stop that at all following its new headquarters. The development grounds find Epic with 980-thousand-square-foot and 87-acres of room to transform.
Turnbridge and Denali originally acquired Cary Towne Center mall in 2019 in which they invested in rezoning the property for new developments. “After years of shifting development plans for the Center, we are thrilled the space will be utilized to its full potential and turned into something the Town and community of Cary can be proud of.” said Jason Davis, Managing Director at Turnbridge Equities.
While Epic builds its new headquarters, the company is still in a messy and ongoing fight against Apple. Epic has also seen Sony invest in the company for $250 million and the fifth iteration of the Unreal Engine was revealed last year. Things are certainly busy!