Lookers has turned its Manchester headquarters into a new ‘collaboration hub’.
With this move it aims to bring its hybrid teams flexibly together to meet, innovate and socialise.
12 new electric charging points have been added in the car park for employee and visitor use, both representing Lookers’ sustained focus on electric vehicles and its wider sustainability drive.
Chris Whitaker, Lookers’ Chief People Officer, said: “We wanted a new space that accurately reflects Lookers’ culture and ethos and who we are today – an ambitious, technology-driven, forward-thinking business.
“During the pandemic, we adapted to working from home and now we are adapting yet again, but in a much more flexible way that supports our Hybrid Working Policy and which provides our central functions with flexibility in where they work, interact and meet and greet their colleagues and guests.”
Based in Timperley, Altrincham in Greater Manchester and spread over 2,000 sq. metres (21,000 sq. feet) across three floors, Lookers House is home to one of the UK and Ireland’s largest and most successful multi-franchise automotive and aftersales firms.
Welcoming the launch of the new, transformed Lookers House head office, Andy Garrett, Chief Information Officer, said: “Our new-look head office supports modern workplace wellbeing, enhanced productivity and flexibility for every employee and reflects the company’s ethos and its people-first policy.
“We have made an important investment in technology to ensure we have a bright, collaborative and spacious working space, enabled wireless connectivity and a tech bar to help our colleagues with any IT support onsite. This also underpins our commitment to ongoing transformation, to innovation and to our commitment to ensuring Lookers retains its position as one of the UK and Ireland’s top employers.”
Lookers recently embarked on one of its largest recruitment drives for a generation, with almost 600 roles available nationwide in sales, aftersales and support functions.