Virgin Media is opening a brand new headquarters in Reading’s Green Park.
Up to 1,500 staff will be based in the 120,000 square feet office. The first staff moved in earlier this week.
Significant investment has gone into high sustainability standards for the Brook Drive site. Energy efficient lighting is present throughout the building, 10 electric vehicle charging stations are available on site, and all of the building’s electricity comes from 100% renewable sources. Staff are being encouraged to travel to work sustainably by bike, public transport or by arranging lift shares.
“We’ve invested millions of pounds in our new HQ to create a state-of-the-art office and bring more than a thousand jobs to Reading,” said Bill Castell, Acting Chief Financial Officer, Virgin Media. “This new site provides our people with a next-generation work environment to inspire creativity and help Virgin Media to keep growing and give our customers cutting-edge products and services.”
The building is served by more than 150 miles of data cables.