Workspace group TSK has handed over the cereal giant’s new 46,000 sq ft UK headquarters, having landed the contract following the announcement of a move from Talbot Road, Old Trafford last August.
Kellogg’s occupies three floors at Orange, with 420 staff making the move. The middle floor has been designated as the ‘public’ floor and includes dining areas, kitchens, social spaces and a variety of 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 MediaCity.”
The 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.
Sue Platt, Kellogg’s UK and Ireland HR director, 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. As we strive to grow to the business we need to be in an innovative environment that inspires great work.”
The move by Kellogg’s has triggered activity at the site in Old Trafford, which was acquired by Trafford Council and is now to be home to UA92, the sports and business-led education facility spearheaded by Gary Neville.