Danish shipping giant AP Moller–Maersk requires more domestic office space as it continues to grow its operations.

The Borsen daily has reported that the group plans to almost double the area available to staff at the group’s headquarters in Copenhagen.

Maersk has applied for permission from Copenhagen Municipality to begin its largest construction project at its head office so far.

A new building will be constructed on the neighbouring plot of Amaliegade 44, immediately south of the company headquarters. This site previously housed the Danish Energy Agency, but it was bought by Maersk in 2020.

According to the plans, the existing building at Amaliegade 44 will be knocked down.

A new structure will then rise from its ashes, offering another 26,000 square metres of office space.

The current headquarters has a floor area of ​​32,000 square metres.

The project is being overseen by architectural firm Dorte Mandrup.

A public square will be built on the waterfront as part of the construction.

Borsen reported that the new building could open in 2026 if permission is granted.

Maersk’s original headquarters building in Copenhagen was completed in April 1979.

In 2004, Henning Larsen Architects completed what it described as a “sympathetic extension” that consisted of a four-storey building along Amaliegade — a low glass building, glimpsed through the trees, that connected to the older base.