Perceptive Software Breaks Ground on Lenexa HQ

Kansas City Business Journal
Alyson Raletz, Reporter

September 18, 2012

Perceptive Software LLC’s new 240,000-square-foot headquarters in Lenexa is a step closer to reality after Tuesday’s groundbreaking.

Company executives released a rendering of the site Tuesday afternoon and confirmed details that probably were on the minds of Perceptive’s more than 700 local employees: Yes, Perceptive is moving its original slide to the new headquarters.

The company’s annual dodgeball tournament is staying, too, with the addition of a new dodgeball court at the Lenexa site, which will sit on 13.4 acres owned by Perceptive.

In the spring of 2014, Perceptive’s employees are slated to move from Shawnee, the company’s home since 2005, to the spot southwest of 89th Street Parkway and Renner Road in the Lenexa City Center development.

Perceptive’s head count has tripled during its time in the Shawnee building. Perceptive also has experienced significant revenue growth since being bought by Lexmark International Inc. for $280 million in 2010.

“This new global headquarters will be representative of the progressive company culture that has been vital to the growth of Perceptive Software,” Scott Coons, Perceptive CEO and Lexmark vice president, said in a written statement.

Klover Architects is handling the new HQ design, which will include a glass atrium bridge that will connect the two buildings.

The Lenexa site also features a cafe, access to future walking and biking trails, and a nearby fitness center for employees.

Kansas City-based JE Dunn Construction is the general contractor.

Perceptive declined to provide its investment amount.

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