The Brief

Virgin Media is part of Richard Branson's Virgin Group: one of the world's most recognised and respected brands. The company's continuous focus is on minimising the total cost of products and services while improving quality, delivery and customer service.

Virgin Media wanted to create a centre of excellence at its Swansea call centre that would embody the Virgin ethos or enjoying work and the environment in which you work. The refurbishment programme has a £700k budget.


The Solution

One of the big challenges with the site was its sheer size; under-investment had resulted in a site that looked fairly unloved. Active Workplace Solutions engaged in an extensive design consultation to refit the entire space. The refurbishment programme had a £700k budget and was completed in five phases, lifting and re-carpeting 20,000 sqft and moving 240 desks with IT and people in every phase.

Working closely with Virgin's Brand, Design and Property teams, Active Workplace Solutions designed and created a great place for people to work. Active Workplace Solutions also created some small chill out spaces and fun areas for staff to work and relax in during their breaks. New break out and learn areas let teams connect laptops to giant video screens, making presentations easy. New meeting rooms have been created and training rooms have had a makeover.

In their own words:

“This is the best call centre I've been to. The transformation is amazing and the investment in our people and our facilities has made a real difference."

— Neil Berkett, CEO, Virgin Media

If you would like to find out more about our service and how we can help your business, please call us on +44 (0)845 130 9066 or email Angela.Love@activefm.co.uk

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“We have now completed 16 moves with Active across our offices in both London and Bristol, which has affected over 1,200 people in total, some moving more than once. The employee moves are the most important part of our project as you are impacting people’s personal space and yet they are not dreaded by our employees as they know they are in exceedingly good hands. Every move has been smooth and well managed and the Active team are very friendly, dedicated, efficient and, importantly under pressure, they are fun to work with.”

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