Zoom Video Communications has opened a new London Engagement Hub which it says will spearhead the shift from traditional office spaces to experiential working hubs.

With the demand for hybrid and remote capabilities giving rise to unconventional ways of operating, Zoom says it has designed its new office to support the changing nature of the employee experience, marking a new era of modern work.

Situated in Holborn in the centre of London, the 15,000 square foot space has been transformed into a multi-use cohesive hub with built-in Zoom technology. The building will provide a collaborative space where Zoom’s 200+ UK employees can share ideas and strategies, while fostering a sense of community across the global network. 

Split into different zones, Zoom’s London Engagement Hub includes 75 work points, ranging from library-style benches, touchdown spaces, agile tables for collaboration to traditional desks. 

“The world of modern work has changed. Both employers and employees have experienced the benefits of a more flexible approach to work and want to use technologies like Zoom to maintain them. This means more and more communication will take place across more channels, and collaboration across oceans,” said Phil Perry, head of UK & Ireland at Zoom. 

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“The organisations that best adapt to these changes and optimise the benefits of technology and flexible working, while maximising the times that teams spend face to face, will be those that succeed commercially in the race for the best talent. And it’s no different here at Zoom.

“That is why we have totally re-imagined our London office for the modern, digitally connected age. We are confident the state of the art design, underpinned by the full suite of Zoom technologies, will make it the perfect place for our teams to come together to do their best work on some days, while being optimised for hybrid and remote interactions leveraging the full power of the Zoom platform on other days. 

“Today’s announcement also underlines our commitment to and confidence in the UK – a key market for Zoom where we continue to see strong adoption across our entire unified communications platform encompassing virtual meetings, telephony, internal communications, online events and more.”

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