Portal giant Zoopla has revealed it’s stunning new headquarters in London Bridge.
Appropriately, just like the houses and flats that pour through it’s portal, the new digs resemble a home rather than a traditional office.
Zoopla’s founder and CEO Alex Chesterman said, “This move marks another exciting chapter in our journey and it is great to have all our London-based staff under one roof. Our team are dedicated to helping consumers find, move and manage their homes…so it is great to have the opportunity to create a ‘home away from home’ for them.”
The 500+ staff will enjoy a 45,000 sq ft site with themed meeting rooms and casual workspace which resemble living spaces, such as a swimming pool, wine cellar and treehouse.
Zoopla claimed that their mobile app passed the 8.5 million mark in downloads this week, boasting that 72% of all their portal traffic now comes from mobile devices.
Having recently reported on Google’s decision to build a 600m UK HQ in Kings Cross and Apple’s new campus in Battersea Power station, DMZ feels it’s a shrewd move. London is one of the world’s most competitive talent marketplaces. The new office will ensure that Zoopla can continue to attract and retain top tech talent, crucial if the property tech giant is to continue it’s staggering success story.
As of Monday 28th November Zoopla’s market cap sits at a cool £1.3 Billion, not bad for a company founded in January 2008, the year financial crisis struck and the UK entered a recession.
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