Clarks Americas Inc., a subsidiary of C&J Clark Limited of Somerset, England, will open its Americas corporate headquarters in Waltham, MA. The headquarters is located in the historic Polaroid building, and will further Clarks’ substantial growth and proven leadership in the footwear industry as the company continues to expand globally and refine operations within the region.

The 120,000-square-foot property is located at 60 Tower Road and occupies a four-story, single-tenant building on the main thoroughfare of Route 128. Boston Properties, one of the largest developers of premium office properties in the United States, worked alongside Clarks as the lead developer of the property. Boston-based Spagnolo Gisness & Associates Inc. and ADD Inc. now with Stantec designed the building’s exterior and interior, respectively.

“The revitalization and move into this historic building is a tremendous milestone for our company,” said Mike Shearwood, newly appointed CEO of Clarks. “It reinforces our commitment to the Metro Boston area as well as our confidence in this community as we poise ourselves for continued growth in the Americas.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to open our new headquarters in Waltham,” added Gary Champion, Massachusetts native and president of Clarks Americas Inc. “For over 20 years we have called the Metro Boston area home. This is a vibrant community that offers undeniable talent and resources. Our entire organization has been looking forward to this day, showcasing the very best of this great brand and sharing it with our customers and the surrounding community.”

Clarks is celebrating the grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a donation to the Waltham Boys and Girls club, a charity based in Waltham that enables young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

“I am thrilled to welcome the Clarks team to Waltham as the largest tenant at the 1265 Main complex and as a staple to our community. We appreciate the company’s continued dedication to the Boston area, by offering jobs, donating generously to local charities, and bringing continued economic success to our city,” said Waltham Mayor Jeannette A. McCarthy.