The National Hockey League (NHL) will be moving its headquarters to Brookfield Property Partners’ Manhattan West project, set for seven acres in the mammoth redevelopment of the Hudson Yards district in New York. With the signing of a long-term deal for approximately 160,000 square feet, the NHL bumps One Manhattan West to almost 40 per cent leased. The 67-storey, 2.1-million-square-foot tower is scheduled for completion in 2019.
“The leadership and employees of the NHL will benefit not only from the modern features and prime location of One Manhattan West, but also the unparalleled mix of retail and dining amenities and the beautiful public plaza that will be central to Manhattan West,” says Ric Clark, Brookfield’s chairman and senior managing partner.
The tower is part of an envisioned six-building complex encompassing more than five million square feet of class A office space, a 62-storey luxury residential building due to open next year, retail space and a two-acre public plaza. The Manhattan West site is located between Penn Station, which is North America’s busiest train station, and a new 7-train station serving the city’s subway extension to Hudson Yards.
In addition to five floors of office space, the new NHL headquarters set for Hudson Yards includes plans for an NHL store, occupying up to 15,000 square feet in Manhattan West’s central retail corridor.
“The growth and momentum of our game and our business require a state-of-the-art facility,” affirms Gary Bettman, the NHL’s commissioner. “With its terrific amenities, including an NHL store, our new building will be that, and more.”