Royal London looks at location options
20 January 2016
Royal London, the UK’s largest mutual life, pensions and investment company and Wilmslow’s largest employer has announced it is looking at alternative location options near Wilmslow.
The company is currently located on a campus site off Alderley Road to the north of Wilmslow. Following a period of rapid growth and with plans for future expansion, Royal London is looking at location options for the business.
Head of Procurement and Facilities at Royal London, Neil Kilshaw said:
“At our Wilmslow site we have recognised for some time that space is a real issue. With an ageing property we are restricted in both maintaining existing and creating new working environments, without undertaking a major refurbishment. We’ve already relocated our some of our people to Alderley House on the campus as we have run out of space in the main Royal London House office. Taking into consideration our planned growth over the next few years, it’s clear we’re going to need more space soon.”
“One of the options open to Royal London would be to develop new purpose-built offices on the adjoining land that we own to the east of the current site. However delivery of this option will require Cheshire East Council to remove planning restrictions on the land as a matter of urgency.
As uncertainty remains around the leading location option, Royal London is also looking at other development sites near to Wilmslow. We have appointed the property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton to assist us finding other potential sites.”
For further information please contact:
Head of Corporate Affairs
0207 506 6715
About Royal London:
Royal London is the largest mutual life, pensions and investment company in the UK, with Group funds under management of £83.1 billion. Group businesses serve around 5.3 million policyholders and employ 2,958 people. (Figures quoted are as at 30 September 2015).