New £15m technology and innovation hub opens in Leeds
Over 1,700 technology and innovation experts in Yorkshire will now come together under one roof, following the opening of a £15m hub in Leeds.
Designed by MEPC, the state-of-the-art workspace for Flutter Entertainment comprises 136,000 sq ft of flexible space across eight floors at 4 Wellington Place in Leeds Dock.
It will act as a centre of excellence in technology and innovation for Flutter brands operating in the UK and Ireland, including Sky Betting and Gaming’s (SBG) ‘Skills Academy’, which provides early-career opportunities, and a self-funded Kickstart scheme for those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Skills Academy also offers selected graduates a fully funded MSc in Digital and Technology Solutions from Sheffield Hallam University while they gain in-house experience working with technology teams across the business.
The hub includes IT ‘vending machines’ offering various pieces of equipment, £1m worth of VC and AV solutions to increase collaboration with those working remotely, six electric vehicle charging points and break-out furniture made from recycled Coca-Cola bottles.
Conor Grant, CEO of Flutter Entertainment UK and Ireland commented: “Our new office in Leeds is our vision for the future of working and we are excited to welcome our colleagues to this modern, agile and flexible workspace.
“The entire Flutter Group has benefited greatly from the leading technology capabilities we have developed in Leeds through our talented and highly skilled workforce, and this investment demonstrates our ongoing commitment to both the city and our colleagues.
“We will also continue to be a positive force in the communities we serve, with our Skills Academy and Kickstart scheme offering exciting opportunities for young people to develop their skills.”
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