After an extensive search and analysis of available space in both the immediate vicinity and surrounding areas, UC Berkeley has signed a lease for a building to house the new Campus Shared Services (CSS) Center. The building is located at 1608 Fourth St. at Cedar Street, on the edge of Berkeley’s Fourth Street retail district.
Berkeley’s shared services will include certain human resources, finance, research administration and information technology work that is currently being performed in many different locations across campus. About 170 UC Berkeley staff will move into the CSS Center in the fall of 2012, growing to 500-625 over the next 24 to 30 months, according to an announcement Wednesday by the Campus Shared Services team.
Improvements will be made to the space in order to create an inviting and productive atmosphere, according to the team. The center will be designed to reflect the culture of UC Berkeley, the announcement said, and will feature amenities designed to support a productive, enjoyable work environment, including new equipment and technologies, a fitness center, a roof deck, and space for interaction and collaboration.
A variety of parking and transportation options, including a shuttle, will be available so that people can commute to the main campus and to public transportation. Secure, indoor bicycle storage and a locker room (with showers) will also be available.
More information about Campus Shared Services and the new space can be found on the shared services website.