Feeds

BT builds for the future

Watford to become major telco centre

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

These are unsettling times for workers at BT.

Those hard-working folk at BT's plush HQ opposite St Paul's Cathedral in London have been told that the building is going to be sold and they're going to have to hop it.

No worries though - because BT already has offices dotted around London's M25 ring road including locations near Heathrow and Gatwick and dispossessed HQ staff will be absorbed into these places and elsewhere.

And just to make sure there's enough room, it's having another complex - three buildings totalling 193,000 sq ft to be exact - built near Watford too at a place called Leaveden Park. This should be finished and ready to receive staff by summer 2002 - just in time for when BT vacates its plush office in central London.

According to Sean Walsh, of BT Property, the move to the former aerodrome is "a key part of BT's strategic relocation programme to move staff from central London to M25 locations".

And here's us thinking it's all about saving a bob or two. ®

Related Story

BT to vacate corporate HQ

The Power of One Infographic

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330
If the person in front reclines their seat, this could get interesting
UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill
Just 49 MPs oppose Drip's rushed timetable
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.