Insatiable Comcast Wants More Office Space Now

Or at least, starting in October.


Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Comcast can’t wait for its giant new tower to rise and give a big old middle finger to everybody in West Philadelphia — the company needs office space now.

Or at least by October.


The cable company is seeking 65,000 to 75,000 square feet off additional space, according to people familiar with the matter. The company also wants the ability to expand if it needs to and that means just a few downtown office buildings can accommodate that arrangement. The short list of properties that could handle that assignment include 11 Penn Center, 10 Penn Center, Centre Square and Two Logan Square.

What’s more is it wants the space soon ­— beginning in October. Comcast would like to lease the space until the end of 2018 when its new Comcast Innovation & Technology Center is scheduled to be completed. The space need isn’t related to the proposed merger with Time Warner Cable but growth the company is experiencing, said people with knowledge of the situation.

The existing Comcast Center is full. The company also occupies occupies 200,000 square feet at Three Logan Square and 90,000 square feet at Centre Square.

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  • kclo3

    That never-developed lot at 18th and JFK looks mighty fine…

  • philaman01

    Insult them and call them what you will, but they are a job-creating machine. In the end, both the city and job seekers win!

  • tonyb

    Stop complaining. They are creating jobs and a tax base that is needed.

  • Adam Lang

    I have no idea why PhillyMag goes all kindergarten with the “middle finger” bit. It’s childish and has absolutely no relevance to the story.

    “Oh look, a company in Philly is growing, let’s try to slide a weak dig in.”

    • Ryan

      Agreed. Its a lack of quality reporting. I would give the editor and writer the middle finger for publishing it.

  • iambillgates

    This is terrible. All of those jobs and tax payers. It’s not the Philly way. Let’s see of we can’t get them to Jersey and work on getting some more of those high paying restaurant jobs.