May 12, 2022
SharkNinja Continues UK Expansion at BPS
Leading home technology company has signed up to occupy new office space at Battersea Power Station, following its expansion in Leeds last year
Engineering labs will occupy 50% of the area, with more space for advanced testing facilities
This brings the total office space pre-let in the Grade II*-listed Power Station, which will open to the public from September, to more than 560,000 square feet.
SharkNinja and Battersea Power Station are pleased to announce that 25,000 square feet of new office space, Switch House Hall, in the Grade II* listed Power Station has been occupied by the global manufacturer of vacuum cleaners and home appliances.
The new office adds to SharkNinja’s existing footprint in the UK and is an important part of the company’s continued expansion, with the workforce made up entirely of product teams, primarily in engineering and design.
SharkNinja will begin furnishing the space this spring, and the employees are expected to move in September when the power plant also officially opens to the public. The office is expected to accommodate 190 people, including 135 at launch.
The new London office will provide SharkNinja with significantly larger workshop facilities with advanced testing facilities across all categories. In addition, engineering labs will occupy approximately 50% of the site, with purpose-built facilities developed to meet SharkNinja’s current needs and facilitate its ambitious growth plans.
With state-of-the-art development salons, kitchens and other facilities, the London team will drive global development of products across all categories.
SharkNinja joins the 500,000 square feet of office space occupied by IWG by Apple and The Engine Room, a 40,000 square foot custom co-working offering.
The office is part of SharkNinja’s goal to expand its global footprint, with London-based employees developing more products that resonate with the European market.
SharkNinja’s Vice President and General Manager of London, Lauren McMullan said:
“SharkNinja’s continued growth is driven by the success of new product launches, alongside the dedication, commitment and skill of our amazing global teams. We continue to invest in our workforce to drive further international expansion, and our latest acquisition of office space in the capital reflects our growth in recent years.”
“The state-of-the-art facilities in our new Battersea Power Station site will enable our staff to continue to drive innovation for SharkNinja and we are delighted to welcome everyone to the new office space focused on driving collaboration and productivity.”
Simon Murphy, CEO of Battersea Power Station Development Company (BPSDC), said:
“We are delighted to welcome SharkNinja to Battersea Power Station, another global brand and innovator that will contribute to the sense of dynamism, creativity and ingenuity in this new riverside neighbourhood.
“2022 is an important year for the project, with the Power Station opening to the public for the first time in history from September. With a further 200,000 square meters of office space to be launched later this year and our own tube station in September last year, Battersea Power Station is well on its way to becoming a highly desirable new office location for London.”
Shark is the best selling vacuum cleaner brand in the UK and Ninja is the best selling multicooker brand in the UK, outperforming any other brand in the UK. It is the continued growth of both brands that has enabled SharkNinja to increase its network and footprint in the UK.
Restoration of the Battersea Power Station is nearing completion, with residents now living in the Grade II listed building and new retailers, including Ralph Lauren, Ray-Ban, Lacoste, Mango, Le Labo, The Kooples and Calvin Klein, announcing that they will will be opening their doors from September. The Power Station will house more than 100 shops, bars and restaurants and a luxury boutique cinema, as well as unique recreational spaces, including the Chimney Lift experience. The glass elevator takes visitors 109 meters up one of the Power Station’s iconic chimneys before coming up to enjoy an unparalleled 360-degree view of the capital’s skyline.
Residents and visitors to Battersea Power Station will enjoy numerous new green and open public spaces, including the six-acre Power Station Park, which sits directly in front of the building on the banks of the river. Battersea Roof Gardens, a new building designed by Foster + Partners, and Gehry-designed Prospect Place make up Electric Boulevard, a collection of buildings comprising residences, offices and a new high street south of the iconic Power Station, also due to open later this year. year.
Now that the Northern Line has been extended to give this new district its own Zone 1 London Underground station, Battersea Power Station attracts Londoners, international visitors and workers from all over the capital with journey times to the West End and the city taking around 15 minutes. It will become one of the most visited spots for South West London, will boost the local economy and create more than 17,000 jobs.
Circus West Village, the first chapter in the regeneration of the Battersea Power Station, already has over 1,800 residents and a number of bars, restaurants, cafes and fitness and leisure offerings, and welcomes an average of three million people a year, thanks in part to its annual events programme. .
For more information, visit www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk and follow @BatterseaPwrStn to keep up to date with the latest news and events.
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