The expansive campus will continue to set the pace for “disruptive and game-changing” products to further lead the plant-based meat category.
Beyond Meat has announced its plans to enter a 12-year lease in a new, nearly 300,000 sqm foot space in El Segundo, California, the US. Serving as Beyond Meat’s new global headquarters, the new site is slated to open in fall this year, and is a substantial increase in the company’s footprint that will support innovation, advanced research labs, and the incubation of ideas that further accelerate the plant-based market of the future.
Ethan Brown, founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, said: “The new campus and facilities will house fundamental and applied research, alongside globalised product development teams, all in service to a single goal – creating meat from plants that is indistinguishable from its animal protein equivalent. It is on this campus that we expect to advance ever more rapidly against our taste, nutrition, and cost metrics, inviting and empowering more consumers around the world to Go Beyond.”
The construction of the new Beyond Meat global headquarters will take place in three phases, and will include increased pilot space to support multiple product lines while enabling for 3-4 times growth of research personnel over current levels. Additionally, the campus will feature research incubators that will enable the development of new technologies and innovative products utilising artificial intelligence and machine learning.