GM plans major renovations to RenCen

Posted at 2:15 PM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 14:45:51-05

General Motors announced on Friday some major renovations to the company's headquarters at the Renaissance Center.

According to GM, the public space at the RenCen will be renovated to "create a dynamic experience where visitors and employees can learn more about and interact with the company."

Those renovations include updates to the central area to create a more inviting gathering space, curated spaces that will feature rotating vehicle displays, and interactive experiences that will teach about GM brands and the design and engineering process.

The company is partnering with Neumann Smith Architecture and EWI Worldwide to renovate 120,000 square feet of space.

On top of the interior renovations, the company will extend a portion of the complex to Jefferson Ave and renovate the exterior f the People Mover station.

“We have an opportunity to celebrate our achievements and showcase our innovations right here in the Renaissance Center – our home and a centerpiece of the city of Detroit,” Tim Mahoney, Chief Marketing Officer & Leader Global Chevrolet & Global Marketing Operations said. “We are looking forward to our headquarters becoming a true downtown destination that our employees and other tenants will be proud of and that will attract even more visitors to our beautiful riverfront.”