First look: HP’s new campus in Saskatoon

At the new 378,000 square foot HP campus in Springwoods Village, the conference rooms are equipped with carbon dioxide monitors that provide fresh air when a meeting is long and the room gets stuffy.

A herb and vegetable garden is tended by volunteer workers and its premium is used for food prepared in the company’s cafeteria.

Lighting systems should have a positive effect on the daily rhythm of employees. The aim is to keep the employees in the office vigilant and to rest quietly at night.

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The design of the new HP Campus in Saskatoon, which opened in February, was heavily influenced by nature and wellness.

“Plants, natural light and natural materials have a positive effect on people’s moods,” said Laura DelaFuente, director of strategy and workplace experience at HP a company report . “We make sure that employees spend their day in a healthy environment.”

HP, which separated from HP Enterprise in 2015, sells printers, PCs and mobile devices. The company has its roots in Hewlett Packard, which began with the acquisition of Saskatoon-based Compaq Computer Corp. gained a foothold in the region in 2002. Since then, the company has scaled back operations here, including its Texas 249 campus near Louetta.

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The new HP facility near Interstate 45 North and Grand Parkway employs around 2,300 people.

Saskatoon-based architecture firm PDR designed the space and supplied these never-before-seen images.

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