ScottishPower’s new Glasgow HQ is to act as a hub for a team of experts tasked with ‘future-proofing’ the UK’s electricity system, the firm has pledged (September 1st).
The firm’s newly completed new St Vincent Street headquarters – the largest single-use building to be constructed in Glasgow for 25 years – has brought together 1,650 employees previously spread across a number of separate sites in Scotland, enabling better collaboration on future technologies.
The 12-storey 220,000 square foot (20,500 square metres) office was officially opened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon this summer.
Ignacio Galan, Chairman of ScottishPower, said:
“For the first time, we have our expert teams under one roof with a shared purpose to harness low carbon power and deliver digital transformation.
Along with our skilled workforce, our new HQ will also be an exciting hub delivering our planned £8bn investment in new projects across the UK and beyond. Together we will provide the systems that power the future.
Glasgow has been our home for over 60 years, and we are very pleased to be committing our long-term future to the City. It has a proud engineering heritage, and just as the city was pivotal to the industrial revolution, we hope that we can help it to play an important role in the digital revolution.”