Kevin Hunt, Siemens; Lilian Greenwood MP; David Pearson, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce; Kevin Tutton, Siemens; Michael Carr, Nottingham Trent University.
Siemens have today opened their new Nottingham offices at Central Park, Lenton Lane Industrial Park. The move of 300 staff to a new 31,000 sq ft building represents the biggest business letting in Nottingham in 18 months, and was officially opened by local MP Lillian Greenwood this morning.
The new offices will be home to Siemens Managed Services, an independent provider of smart and traditional metering services; networks metering; and commercial & industrial usage management. The teams based provide a comprehensive range of metering services at national transmission level, as well as for commercial, industrial and domestic energy use.
Siemens Managed Services also operate the country’s gas pre-payment infrastructure, which serves 3 million households across Great Britain. The company was formed in 1997 and has since grown to become one of the largest independent providers of utility services in the UK.
The move is set to bring new efficiencies and provide a modern, 21st Century working environment for all employees, customers and business partners. It secures the long term prosperity of the Siemens businesses in Nottinghamd and includes investment in innovation at the new site, including new IT infrastructure. The new location has stronger green transport links, reducing travel time for employees as well as increasing access to public transport.
Lilian Greenwood MP for Nottingham South said “It’s fantastic to see Siemens make a long term commitment to Nottingham. This investment represents a vote of confidence in our city and its ability to be at the heart of a balanced economy. Siemens employs over 300 people and each of them make a strong contribution to our local economy. We should use this investment to attract more technology companies to our city centre which is a great place to do business”.
Kevin Tutton, Head of Managed Services at Siemens also said “The upgraded and modern offices make a great place to host visitors, business partners and customers, with a new IT infrastructure which will make a big difference to efficiency within every aspect of the site. Ultimately this about a vote of confidence in Nottingham and a commitment to grow our business in the region, with the potential for more jobs and new opportunities in the future.”
David Pearson, Director of Partnerships and Membership Services at East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, added his comment to the move, saying “Siemens is one of the biggest companies in digitalisation and business, so these new facilities will help accommodate this, with the new IT infrastructure making a pathway for more success for Siemens in Nottingham.”