CHESTERFIELD, MO—Reinsurance Group of American Inc. has broken ground on its new 405,000-sq.-ft. global headquarters here at 16600 Swingley Ridge Rd. as part of a planned company expansion.

When Clayco completes the site in 2014, the complex will include two five-story office towers, each equal in size and linked by a two-story atrium lobby. The headquarters will include security features, a café seating 500 people and a 2,500-sq.-ft. fitness facility. In the long-term, the site has space for another office building to support future growth.

“Even with our entire St. Louis workforce in the new building, it will still have room for a significant number of additional associates to satisfy our planned growth,” said Greig Woodring, president and CEO, in a statement. “We are very happy to make this commitment to Chesterfield and the St. Louis area.”