Matthew Neville

BT opens new London global HQ in “transformation programme”

BT has opened its new global headquarters in Aldgate, London, as part of the firm’s ongoing root and branch transformation programme, which includes its offices across the UK.

The building, known as One Braham, has now opened with nearly all colleagues already working from the site.

Housing around 3,500 colleagues, the new HQ will be another flagship location within BT’s improvement and consolidation scheme, the ‘Better Workplace Programme’.

The programme, which will complete in 2024, will see BT rationalise hundreds of its offices across the UK and establish an estate of “future fit, high tech” workspaces.

Philip Jansen, BT Group chief executive, said: “Our new HQ in London will bring our people together in an impressive and modern environment, transforming the way teams work.

“We’re really excited to be moving into One Braham. It represents a changing BT, one that is more agile, forward thinking and able to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the acceleration of digital technologies.

“We want our colleagues to be proud of where they work, to feel part of something brilliant at BT. Our new HQ has been designed to support our people, to enable them to be at their best and deliver great results for our customers.”

BT is adopting a hybrid, flexible approach called ‘Smart Working’ where teams choose how colleagues spend time between home and the office.

Shared workplaces are “central to BT’s future, providing environments for colleagues to come together to connect, collaborate, learn, and develop, build friendships, and share their experiences”, according to a statement issued by the company.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “It’s great to see BT’s new global HQ at Aldgate opening. It will provide a great boost to the area, and, as workers across London increasingly return to the office, demonstrates how businesses can combine technology and smart ways of working to really benefit their staff.”

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