Phillips 66 offers a look at its new headquarters

Phillips 66 has existed without a headquarters to call its own since the refiner was spun off from ConocoPhillips four years ago. Despite running Houston’s largest company by revenues, top executives worked each day in an building named for oil services firm Aker Solutions.

That all changes next month when Phillips 66 moves into a new Westchase headquarters that consists of two connected towers. The 1.1 million-square-foot campus features amenities like medical and dental offices, a lazy river “runnel” system, a full-size basketball court, a water-recycling irrigation system, and a parking garage with a soccer field and running track on top.

RELATED: See how far the Phillips HQ has come. Click through photos of the 2013 groundbreaking.

The new campus will soon house 2,200 workers who were spread among six different Houston locations, including the ConocoPhillips headquarters where several hundred Phillips 66 workers remained. It may seem strange building a massive new headquarters during an oil crash, but Phillips 66 and refiners in general haven’t suffered as much as oil producers and services companies. Phillips 66 eliminated fewer than 100 positions in the last year compared with almost 2,000 job cuts at ConocoPhillips.

The new building “signals our confidence in the future,” chief executive Greg Garland said.

At HoustonChronicle.com, find out why it’s important for executives to practice their putting at the new HQ.

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