BT has announced that it will be moving to new offices in the town.

The telecoms giant will vacate its current premises on Europa Boulevard in Westbrook and relocate to Birchwood in April next year.

This move will include a major refurbishment of its new home in order to create ‘state-of-the-art and future fit’ facilities for its hundreds of employees in the town across two floors.

Warrington Guardian:

Graeme Paton, BT’s managing director of property and facilities services, said: “Our new building in Warrington will offer staff an impressive and exciting state-of-the-art environment to work in. 

“With excellent transport links close-by, this office will become a key location for BT in the region – providing colleagues with the chance to work in impressive future-fit surroundings.”

Warrington Guardian:

Regional lead for the north of England Liz Needleman added: “Our investment in a new office in Warrington is a real sign of BT’s commitment to Warrington, as well as the region generally.  

“I’m so pleased we are able to announce this investment at a time when it’s more important than ever to demonstrate our confidence in the region’s ability to make a sustainable recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Warrington Guardian:

BT, which employs more than 9,000 people in the north west, is currently undertaking a massive project to improve its bases across the UK as part of its Better Workplace Programme.

New and refurbished buildings have already been announced in Manchester, Birmingham, London, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Bristol and Ipswich as part of the five-year scheme.

Warrington Guardian:

Warrington Borough Council leader Cllr Russ Bowden said: “This announcement from BT Group is excellent news for Warrington, and is further evidence of the confidence that big companies have in our town as a great place to invest.

“Warrington’s economic performance remains robust and buoyant, despite the challenges of Covid-19.

“BT’s decision to establish new, state-of-the-art premises here is the latest boost for our town as we get back to business.”