Flutter Entertainment opens new £ 15 million innovation and technology center in Leeds

 Flutter Entertainment has recently announced the opening of its new UK technology and innovation center, which is in Leeds and has required an investment of £ 15 million.
As reported by Flutter, this new, state-of-the-art headquarters will host 1,700 employees and comprises 136,000 square feet of collaborative space on eight floors at 4 Wellington Place in Leeds Dock.

It also highlights that it will be a technology and innovation hub for its brands in the UK and Ireland in key areas such as product development, software engineering and research and knowledge.

In this regard, it will help drive innovation across the Group through the development of industry-leading digital products for consumers around the world, while providing highly skilled jobs and significant local investment in Leeds and the surrounding region of Yorkshire.

Regarding construction, the company emphasizes that it has been guided by the highest environmental standards, achieving a BREEAM Excellent rating on completion and includes a range of accessibility and sustainable features, meeting the WELL building standard, which aims to make the work environment healthier for colleagues.

Flutter explains that the venue will include several unique attributes, including:

• Seventh and eight floors dedicated solely for social activities between teams.
• IT ‘vending machines’ for certain equipment to free up resource and time for IT colleagues.
• £ 1m investment in VC and AV equipment to promote inclusive meetings between those working remotely and in the office.
• Six electric car charging points in the basement.
• And break-out furniture items all made from recycled Coca-Cola bottles.
Through a press release we also learned that the center will continue to promote SBG's 'Skills Academy', which offers selected graduates to fully funded MSc in Digital and Technology Solutions from Sheffield Hallam University while they gain inhouse experience working with technology teams across the business. To better represent the communities it operates in, SBG has also launched a self-funded version of the government’s Kickstart scheme, creating 13 new roles for young people at risk of long-term unemployment. These are spread across business areas and functions including marketing, finance, people, tech, and design.

On opening the new office, Conor Grant, CEO of Flutter Entertainment UK, and Ireland commented that it represents “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”.
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