Carbonite's new headquarters in Downtown Crossing will accomodate 400

Boston Business Journal | By David Harris | May 6, 2014

Boston-based online backup firm Carbonite (Nasdaq: CARB) will move its headquarters from the Back Bay to Downtown Crossing later this year and will have enough space for 400 workers there.

The company currently has 250 employees at its 30,000-square-foot office at 177 Huntingdon Ave. in Boston. The new 50,000-square-foot space at Lafayette City Center at 2 Avenue de Lafayette is owned by the Abbey Group.

The Boston Business Journal reported on the planned move in January, but details were vague at the time.

The space, according to a Carbonite spokeswoman, will be designed to feel like a modern home, with “living rooms” for each department to hold informal meetings and get-togethers, arcade games for its support team, a large multipurpose room and a café stocked with free candy, healthy snacks, a beer and drinks. There will also, of course, be a beer fridge.

Carbonite is working with Jones Lang LaSalle, IA Interior Architects and Columbia Construction to help build out and design the space.

“We’re excited to make the move to (Downtown Crossing), which is quickly becoming jam-packed with Boston’s hottest tech startups," said Carbonite vice president and general counsel Danielle Sheer in a statement. "It’s important to our culture to be surrounded by fresh energy and ideas."