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BT to move into new central London office by end of 2021

The telecoms group is to move to a new site in Aldgate by the end of 2021, when it has to move out of its current HQ near St Paul’s, which it sold off last week for £210mln

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BT’s new head office is just around the corner from Proactive’s HQ

BT Group PLC (LON:BT.A) has confirmed it is to move its global headquarters to a new 18-floor site in the Aldgate area of London – one of its boss’ old stomping grounds.

The telecoms giant is relocating to One Braham Place, which is just next to Aldgate East station and a stone’s throw from Mansell Street, Philip Jansen’s base during his time as the chief executive of payments processor Worldpay.

READ: BT sells off London HQ for £210mln as 'transformation' continues

Last week, BT announced the sale of its current London offices situated right next to St Paul’s Cathedral to private equity house Orion Capital Managers for £210mln.

As part of the deal, BT will lease the building back for 30 months, during which time the company will move into its new offices, a process which should be completed by the end of 2021.

CEO Jansen said the move was just the “tip of the iceberg” and part of a wider transformation programme designed to improve productivity and improve customer service.

“We've been headquartered in BT Centre for nearly 35 years and we've been looking for a building in central London that will be the home of BT for the next 35 or more. The 18 floors of our new headquarters will do just that,” the 52-year-old said.

Shares were down 0.5% to 188p.

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