Further to the announcement of January 2007, Burberry has now relocated to its purpose designed head office operations at Horseferry House in Westminster, London as part of the Company’s ongoing expansion.
The new building, totalling 160,000 sq ft over eight floors, comprises cutting edge show rooms, modern contemporary office space together with the original architectural features of the 1930s building.
Angela Ahrendts, Chief Executive of Burberry said: “The move to our new Headquarters at Horseferry House for the first time allows all of our London employees to work together in one location. The cost and efficiency benefits were always planned, but the way our new space helps to unite the culture, improve communications and purify the brand are all added benefits.”
Led by Creative Director, Christopher Bailey, the dynamic interior of the new building has been designed to mirror the quintessentially British values that Burberry represents.
Christopher Bailey, said: “I’m very proud of the building. It’s such an amazing beacon for our brand. This office became a bit of a labour of love for me and I feel incredibly privileged to have worked on this project with my amazing team. Horseferry House is so much more than a building. It’s very symbolic of the company – we have so much momentum and energy bubbling over right now and I wanted to unify the creativity and the dynamic attitude of all the employees that are driving this company forward.”
Horseferry Road is situated in the heart of Westminster, home of the English and subsequently the British and United Kingdom Parliament since the 13th Century. Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament are a short walk away.
The move is earnings neutral and is designed to increase head office efficiency through the bringing together of staff in one building.
Burberry, which is headquartered in London and listed on the London Stock Exchange, was founded in 1856.