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New Views Inside Northrop Grumman Warehouses Being Remade as Hip Offices

By May 24, 2019 No Comments
Hackman Capital Partners 888 Douglas

Courtesy of Bianca Barragan, Curbed Los Angeles (May 21, 2019)The repurposing and renovation of four former manufacturing and warehouse buildings in El Segundo as fancy, hip office space is now expected to be complete in July 2020.

New renderings from Gensler, which is designing the project, offer an updated glimpse at the interiors and exteriors of the office complex that was previously used as warehouses and manufacturing space by aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman.

In a statement, Gensler says the redesign leans into existing industrial hold-overs, such as sawtooth skylights and 50-foot-high ceilings, and uses other industrial-style elements like catwalks, bridges, and exterior stairs “as a unique way to carve connections” between buildings on the 30-acre site, the architecture firm says.

To meet the wish lists of more and more creative office tenants, the design also calls for outdoor “pockets” of seating and landscaping, where future tenants can sit and enjoy the outdoors.

Called 888 Douglas, the project will hold more than 550,000 square feet of creative office space when all the work is finished, plus “excess land to provide a true campus style environment,” says Gensler. The site is a stone’s throw from the LA Lakers’ practice facility and the headquarters of the Los Angeles Times.

888 Douglas is being developed by Hackman Capital, the firm that now owns CBS Television City as well as the Culver Studios.



Hackman Capital Partners is a privately-held, real-estate investment and operating company that focuses on commercial and industrial properties in major U.S. markets. Founded in 1986, the company has invested more than $3.5 billion in properties across 41 states—having owned, through affiliated entities, over 400 buildings totaling 35-plus million square feet. More than 7.6 million square feet of those properties have been located in California.

The company’s most notable Southern California projects include Television City Studios, a 780,000-square-foot television and broadcast facility; The Culver Studios, a 14.3-acre film and television studio campus and home of Amazon Studios; The Culver Steps, a 1.16-acre, mixed-use development, directly adjacent to The Culver Studios and also home to Amazon Studios; a 75,000-square-foot creative office conversion at 5500 West Jefferson Boulevard in Los Angeles; a 550,000-square-foot creative campus conversion in El Segundo; the Beats/Apple Southern California headquarters; and Westwood One Studios. Hackman Capital Partners is currently constructing approximately 1 million square feet of creative office and media-related campus space in Southern California.

Hackman Capital Partners is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and has an additional office in Columbus, Ohio.