Converse Inc., currently based in North Andover, MA, plans to relocate its headquarters to Boston, in April 2015. The subsidiary of Nikes move to downtown Boston follows an extensive search for a new company headquarters in the greater Boston metropolitan area.

The new office space, covering more than 186,000 square foot, will be completely renovated for Converse as part of the revitalized Lovejoy Wharf project within Bostons North Station area. The current dilapidated wharf will be demolished and replaced with approximately three-quarters of an acre of new publicly-accessible waterfront open space, and a new two-story pavilion building will be constructed and occupied by Converse.

Founded in Malden, MA in 1908, Converse moved to North Andover in 2001 in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings.

We are honored to be part of this thriving business community and the citys well known cultural hub of innovation and creativity, said Jim Calhoun, president and CEO of Converse. We are thrilled to establish our new home in Boston and look forward to growing with the city in the years to come.