A global leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide will move its American corporate headquarters from the Houston Galleria area to the Air Liquide Center in Memorial City in Houston, Texas
A city-within-a-city located in west Houston, Memorial City is a mixed-use development containing 7.6 million square-feet of developed real estate across 265 acres, owned and managed by MetroNational. Memorial City runs along the Interstate 10 corridor, just inside Beltway 8.
The Air Liquide Center will consist of a 20-story, 452,000-square-foot tower and an adjacent 145,000-square-foot building, located at 9811 and 9807 Katy Freeway. Both Class A office buildings are LEED Silver pre-certified and will connect to a network of skywalks providing access to Memorial City Mall and other neighboring amenities within Memorial City.
Air Liquide’s administrative and industrial operations will initially occupy the upper six floors of the 20-story tower in addition to the first floor lobby and office space, totaling 155,000 square feet, with options to expand floor space. Its Engineering and Construction operations will occupy two floors of the second building, totaling 67,000 square feet.
“This move marks an exciting new chapter in Air Liquide’s history as our business continues to rapidly grow and evolve,” said Michael Graff, Chairman and CEO, American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc. and Air Liquide Senior Vice President for the Americas. “We are investing in our future, ensuring the right environment, space and resources to support our talented workforce and continue to enable the highest level of innovation and service for our customers.”
“With the announcement of Air Liquide, four major publicly traded companies have made the decision to relocate to Memorial City in the last 24 months, filling 750,000 total square feet of office space,” said Randy Nerren, Executive Vice President at MetroNational. “We are delighted that Air Liquide has joined the growing roster of international companies that realize all that Memorial City has to offer.”