BT Birmingham site spared after closures announced - The Solihull Observer

BT Birmingham site spared after closures announced

Solihull Editorial 6th Jun, 2019   0

TELECOMS giant BT is closing over 270 of its 300 offices around the UK – but the Birmingham site has been earmarked to stay open as a major location.

The plan to reduce 90 per cent of its current locations into just 30 sites is part of an unprecedented consolidation effort, it says.

Some existing BT buildings will be refurbished while others will see BT move into new offices.

BT has confirmed the first eight places where the new streamlined offices will be are Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Ipswich (Adastral Park), London and Manchester.

Group chief executive Philip Jansen said: “Revealing these eight locations is just the first step. We have dedicated teams working on identifying the best buildings to move into and which ones to redesign for the future.

“As a result of this programme, BT people will be housed in inspiring offices that are better for our business and better for our customers.”

The consolidation effort, called “The Better Workplace Programme” by the firm, is billed as the biggest of its type ever undertaken in the UK and is expected to be completed in 2023.

All of the new offices will have state-of-the-art 5G coverage.

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