WPP to invest in new Detroit Campus
WPP announced that it will create a Campus in the historic Marquette Building in downtown Detroit. The new co-location will allow WPP's agencies to benefit from and contribute to the transformation underway in the city. The Detroit Campus will accommodate up to 1,000 of WPP's people, bringing together its agencies in the city. WPP will also retain a presence in Dearborn, MI, when the Detroit Campus opens in late 2020. WPP is leasing 150,000 square feet, encompassing nine floors, in the refurbished Marquette Building. The building, located at 243 West Congress Street, was built in 1905 and named after Jacques Marquette, the French explorer who led an expedition to map the Mississippi River in 1673. The listed building, which was saved from demolition in 1979 and restored in 1982, is directly across from the TCF Center, in the heart of thriving downtown Detroit. When operational, the Detroit Campus will be WPP's tenth in North America and the fifth to be unveiled in the last two years, reflecting WPP's commitment to invest in its largest market.