Wednesday May 6,2015 : MICROGAMING PLANS NEW OFFICE TO ACCOMMODATE GROWTH
Skywalk will join new building to the existing Isle of Man headquarters.
Online gambling software developer Microgaming has announced that construction has officially begun on a new "state of the art" office building in Douglas, Isle of Man.
The new 5-storey office building will sit adjacent to Microgaming’s existing office, MGS House, which also houses Derivco Isle of Man. Both buildings, joined by a tower walkway, will be used by the technology company to accommodate its rapid on-island growth.
A media release noted that office space will be open and designed with staff front of mind.
Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, explained:
“Since we set up our global head office on the Isle of Man in 2001, we have grown at an incredible rate. We now have over 160 people in our building here on the island, and we expect this number to grow significantly over the next few years.
"The establishment of a new building not only shows our commitment to the island, but our commitment to look after our staff, to create an office environment that is employee-focused, suited to our fun and energetic culture, and that fosters innovation and creativity.”
Mark Savage, director at Savage & Chadwick Chartered Architects, said:
“When designing the building, it was important for us to create an office that was not only of the highest standards in design and quality, but to illustrate who Microgaming is as a company and what it does. To complement Microgaming’s pioneering and innovative way of life, the office will be ultra-modern, using quality materials and the highest attention to detail.”
BREEAM, the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, is being applied to the building. The team is striving for an Excellent rating (top 10 percent of UK new non-domestic buildings) – to be the first privately owned building to achieve this on the Isle of Man.
Construction on the building is expected to finish in 2017. The project will provide significant economic benefits to the island, with over 90 percent of the operative requirement sourced from the Manx labour force. It’s expected that the contract will support in excess of 50 people at peak times.
Microgaming is live streaming the office build, as well as posting updates on their website: microgaming.co.uk/our-culture/2017.