Opening comes in the wake of Gig1 broadband launch in Reading
Virgin Media has opened a brand new headquarters in Reading.
The Green Park office, which opened on December 3, is 120,000 square feet and houses up to 1,500 staff. According to Virgin, the building’s electricity comes entirely from renewable energy sources. It also comes with 10 electric vehicle charging stations.
Virgin Media’s acting chief financial officer Bill Castell said: “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. This comes on top of our recent investment to bring the fastest gigabit broadband speeds to residents across Reading, something we’ll deliver across our entire network by the end of 2021.
“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 office opening comes in the wake of Virgin launching its new Gig1 home broadband service in Reading, as well as other towns in Berkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire, which Virgin claims is 25 times faster than Reading’s average broadband speed. Virgin plans to bring gigabit speeds to nearly 15 million homes across the UK by the end of 2021.