The premium cable network plans to lease 112,000 square feet at Hill7, about four times its current office space in Metropolitan Park East.
HBO has inked a lease for 112,000 square feet at Hill7, a big jump from its current office space in Metropolitan Park East, officials said Thursday.
The cable and satellite television network is the first tenant for Hill7, a hotel and office project developed by Touchstone on Boren Avenue and Stewart Street.
The network, which is part of Time Warner, has a team in Seattle that builds applications to stream the HBO Go service to its television subscribers.
Since opening a Seattle office in 2013, HBO has gone from about 8,000 square feet to more than 25,000 square feet at Metropolitan Park East at 1730 Minor Ave.
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The Seattle office is growing as the firm launches HBO Now, a streaming-video service for nontelevision subscribers that could compete against Netflix and Hulu Plus.
“We are expanding our Seattle footprint so we can further tap into the local talent,” HBO said in a statement. “The plan is to grow off of our current 90 employees in the area of technology as well as create additional positions that will support a variety of departments throughout HBO.”
HBO will lease four of the 11 floors in the 285,000-square-foot office building, said A-P Hurd, Touchstone’s president. The project, which is expected to be done in May, includes a 222-room Hilton Garden Inn.