Bell Works in Holmdel is the future home of iCIMS, a maker of human resources recruitment software. — Courtesy: Somerset Development
By Joshua Burd
Software provider iCIMS has picked Avison Young to spearhead project management for the company’s move into a new 200,000-square-foot office space at the Bell Works complex in Holmdel.
In a news release, Avison Young announced Wednesday that its Morristown-based team will handle duties such as hiring consultants, overall design and construction, office furniture selection, relocation coordination and budget and contract management. The team of Edward Walsh, principal and managing director; Tracey Kasper, vice president; and Lisa Lyng, senior project manager, will handle the assignment for the firm.
Avison Young will be working alongside two vendors on the project, IA Interior Architects and AMA Consulting Engineers, the news release said. As part of the new design, iCIMS will have an open plan space, with an entrance off of the first floor level as well as adjoining stairs to additional floors that the tenant will occupy.
“We are delighted to have been chosen by a iCIMS, a world-class corporation, to manage the renovation work and relocation to the Bell Works building in Holmdel,” Walsh said in a prepared statement. “At this redesigned building, iCIMS will be the anchor tenant at a facility long known for groundbreaking achievements.”
The company plans to occupy the new space in summer 2017 under a lease signed earlier this year with building owner Somerset Development. The lease is the largest to date at the historic property, the former Bell Labs, where Somerset is transforming a once-vacant, 2 million-square-foot office building into a bustling, mixed-use “metroburb” at the Jersey Shore.
iCIMS provides human resources recruitment software. It is among a growing number of tech firms that have committed to populating Bell Works, which will eventually include other amenities such as retail, a hotel and on-site conference facility.
“The type of technology that once occupied Bell Works was ground-breaking for its time and truly inspirational,” said Len Carella, vice president of infrastructure and shared services of iCIMS. “We are excited to work closely with Avison Young to help us transform the space into a technology hub once again, and attract a wealth of talent to help grow our organization well into the 21st century.”