Andretti Global celebrates topping out Phase 1 of new HQ


As Andretti Global continues to progress efforts on its new headquarters, the team came together to celebrate topping out Phase 1 of the Fishers facility. Topping out, the placement of the final piece of the structure and the completion of the structural phase of a construction project, was reached on the Andretti Global HQ project after crews from Clark Construction Group worked 40,000 hours to place over 3,000 tons of steel, 2,755 steel members, 4,000 cubic yards of footings and grade beam concrete, and will complete over 9,000 cubic yards of slab on grade and slab on metal deck concrete by the end of July.

“We are so proud of the progress that has been made on our future home and we are honored to be a part of the topping out ceremonies with the construction crews,” said Michael Andretti, Chairman & CEO, Andretti Global. “It is no small feat to get to this point with a project of this magnitude and we could not have done it without our partners at Bradford Allen, Clark Construction, RATIO and Ridge. It’s been such a rewarding experience watching our new facility being built from the ground up and seeing the final beam installed is a true testament to the hard work and effort that’s been put into turning our vision into a reality.”

In a ceremony held on the site of the new HQ on Thursday, June 27, Andretti Global, Chicago-based developer Bradford Allen and Clark Construction Group representatives recognized the contributors involved in the project’s efforts thus far as crews set the piece of steel atop the new racing and technology headquarters.

“This milestone would not be possible without the strong partnership between Andretti Global, Bradford Allen, Clark and the talented design and trade partners on this project,” said Dave Trolian, Northern Group CEO with Clark Construction. “The contributions to drive this project forward on schedule, while keeping safety and quality top-of-mind, is evident in the craftsmanship and progress of a facility that will be an impetus in the global racing community.”

“The topping-off of the new Andretti Global headquarters brings us one step closer to delivering this highly anticipated project to the Fishers community and motorsports fans everywhere,” said Jeffrey Bernstein, co-founder of Bradford Allen. “At a time when others are waiting on the sidelines, this team has gotten a world-class facility off the ground—one that prioritizes health, wellness and sustainability for the benefit of both employees and visitors.”

The nearly 400,000-square-foot facility is part of a larger 90-acre campus, and more than quadruples the size of the team’s current headquarters. In addition to housing day-to-day operations for the racing team, the building will be home to the advanced research and development of Andretti Technologies. The collaborative campus will also feature modern technologies and amenities that not only create a true employee-first culture, but also prioritize partners and the surrounding community.

Continuing the celebrations, Indianapolis-based Andretti Global employees were treated to a lunch-and-learn where leadership updated the group on progress and shared exciting updates for the new facility. Focused on cutting-edge design and race shop programming, the new structure will expand on existing goals for technologically advanced, sustainable practices. The final facility is set to include a state-of-the-art fitness center, walking trails with access to the Nickel Plate Trail and Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, amphitheaters, employee gathering areas and expanded dining options. The development continues through a strategic phased approach.

The design was planned by UK based motorsport design consultants Ridge and Partners, and Indianapolis based international design firm RATIO. Clark Construction is the general contractor.