Monday, 19 January 2009

A new HQ for Burberry - 19/01/09

It is refreshing to read some positive news right now in the luxury goods industry... So on that note we read in WWD, Burberry London announced — "Burberry has a new home for the first time in more than 100 years, a high-tech tower of oak and marble just a few steps from the Thames River and from MI5 — Britain’s version of the FBI.

Horseferry House, a 160,000-square-foot former government building with views of Big Ben and the river, houses 850 employees and is meant to offer the ultimate Burberry experience."

What is additionally interesting apart from the fact that it was designed by Burberry's Creative Director, Christopher Bailey it also seems to be addressing environmental and economical issues as well as creating a positive culture by respecting and nurturing employees. Now that wins points on many fronts.

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