Egmont UK to move offices

Egmont UK to move offices

Egmont UK is moving from its Shepherd Bush offices to a brand-new home in central London.

The children's publisher, which publishes authors including Andy Stanton, Michael Morpurgo and Katherine Woodfine, will be based in the City of London at We Work's Minster Court premises. 

The move will see Egmont, which is the publisher of The One Hundred and One Dalmations, move to the glass building which is best-known for its appearance as Cruella De Vil’s House of DeVil in Disney’s 1996 live-action movie "101 Dalmations".

Under the relocation plans, the children's publisher will introduce hot desking and staff will enjoy a free coffee and beer bar. Egmont adds the move has also reduced paper and waste as staff prepare to work together in a shared space overlooking Tower Bridge. 

Egmont UK m.d. Cally Poplak said: "Egmont has always embraced flexibility and family-friendly ways of working, which is why we were an early adopter of flexible hours almost 20 years ago. Agile working is something we have been wanting to adopt for some years to push our flexibility even further and broaden our appeal as an employer. The challenge has always been finding the right office space and sufficiently reliable technology, and now the stars have aligned to make the ambition a reality in a new WeWork office in central London at 2 Minster Court, which even has a connection to one of our titles, The Hundred and One Dalmatians

"Staff are hugely excited and heavily involved in the planning and transition, which will see everyone move from having their own desk to one central shared Egmont space overlooking Tower Bridge, a number of common areas, multiple bookable meeting rooms, phone booths and a free coffee and beer bar. Through the planning process, we have already seen a reduction in paper and waste and even better collaboration."

Egmont will leave The Yellow Building, Nicholas Road on Friday 25th October and from Monday 28th October will be based at 2 Minster Court, London, EC3R 7BB.

The move is the latest in a string of publisher relocations. Earlier this month Pan Macmillan swapped King's Cross for Clerkenwell and Penguin Random House will move along the river with two locations, a refurbished Vauxhall Bridge Road, where half its imprints currently reside, and Vauxhall-based One Embassy Gardens.