Kellogg’s has opened its doors to its swanky new UK headquarters based in Orange Tower MediaCityUK and it showcases three-floors of ‘work-culture overhaul’.
Relocating from Talbot Road after nearly 30 years of residence, the move provided an opportunity for the cereal giant to look at the functionality of the organisation, developing a design scheme that encourages a huge cultural reset and introduces new ways of working.
Kellogg’s appointed design specialists TSK to fit-out out their 46000 square-foot pad in late 2017, with the view they would create a space that reflects employee’s diverse working style.
Their design teams have considered tools and technologies to help transition the food manufacturer’s changing work culture – considering employee demographic, best practice for flexible working and how to utilise the new open plan office space.
The new headquarters has been developed to reflect the business’s ambition and future ahead, whilst bringing to life its strong heritage and brand.
The three floors in the new workspace have been developed to foster collaboration and creativity with open, flexible spaces to eliminate silo working and bring people together.
The middle floor, has been designed as the public floor, bringing people both internally and externally to the organisation together, this includes dining areas, kitchens, social spaces and a variety of both informal and formal meeting settings.
Andy Burke, director at TSK said: “Kellogg’s wanted a space which would reflect the business’ progressive ambitions for the future, while also representing the rich heritage and brand. We worked in partnership with Kellogg’s to engage employees throughout the process to ensure we were creating a truly people-centred workplace that supports them in the work and enhances the business.
“This has been a fantastic project to be involved with. We’ve turned a blank canvas into a new beginning for Kellogg’s, creating an environment that will fully support the workforce now and in years to come as the business evolves. We’re proud to have worked on such a great space – and on our own doorstep in Media City.”
The cereal giant confirmed the relocation of its 420 UK office employees from its Manchester Old Trafford HQ – where it has resided since the 1990’s – to Orange Tower, MediaCityUK in August. The company move into the shared building, home of ITV and Salford University, in January 2018.
Kellogg’s UK and Ireland HR director, Sue Platt, said: “It was really important to us when we made the decision to move our headquarters that we used it as an opportunity to reset the culture of the organisation, overhauling how we work to become more agile and collaborative.
“Our organisation has been through a lot of change and will continue to change, today more than 50 per cent of our head count is millennial therefore we needed a space that reflects the generational change in how people work. Kellogg’s is a people business – we needed a headquarters that reflected our culture, that ensured we retain our talent and enabled us to attract the best new talent. The office has moved us into the heart of the MediaCityUK community and enables our employees be inspired by our vibrant surroundings, bringing the outside in to our organisation.
“As we strive to grow to the business we need to be in an innovative environment that inspires great work. Our Old Trafford HQ served us well for nearly three decades, but it’s now time for a new home which better reflects where we are heading as a company.”
Kellogg’s headquarters currently houses people who run the company’s UK and Irish sales and marketing business as well as support functions for its European operations, including those involved in research, food development, marketing, sales, human resources and finance.