The new building will be across the street from Alaska's corporate headquarters and adjacent to its flight training centre, providing office space for approximately 600 Alaska employees in technology, system operations control and other key functions.
"As we continue to grow our workforce in our hometown, this new facility will bring together frontline employees and management and improve collaboration," said Brad Tilden, CEO, Alaska Airlines.
Building construction is scheduled to begin in July and is expected to be completed by early 2020. Redevelopment will also include a new parking garage, surface parking, landscaped paths and other site improvements. Designed by architecture firm NBBJ, the hub will include centralised space dedicated to a number of functions that support frontline employees, revealed the airline. In addition to serving as a recruiting centre, the hub will be home to the uniform fit centre, company store and provide a functional and efficient workspace for the operations centres for Alaska and Horizon.