A growing tech company has unveiled plans to create more than 200 new jobs after moving to new headquarters in a landmark building in Newcastle city centre.
Scott Logic has officially opened its new headquarters in Newcastle Helix-based Lumen, becoming the latest company to join the city’s hybrid science and business park.
The company, launched in 2005, employs over 400 people across its six UK offices, providing a range of technology services to organizations including the Scottish Government, Department for Work and Pensions and NatWest Group. It has experienced strong growth over the past few years, triggering the opening of new offices in Leeds and Glasgow in the last 12 months.
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It plans to recruit a further 200 people on Tyneside, as part of ambitious growth plans over the next few years.
Scott Logic has always been headquartered in Newcastle and directors said the new headquarters supports its long-term growth plans and focus on sustainability, while preparing the business for a new era of hybrid working.
CEO Steve Foreshew-Cain said, “Scott Logic has always sought to connect with the communities around us and to have an impact beyond our core business.
“We are embedded in North East communities and committed to future talent development, strong links with Newcastle University and Durham University, where we fund scholarships for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, to the continued expansion of our graduate employment program in Newcastle.
The new office is designed for the modern tech worker and hybrid work, with a significantly different ratio of desks, collaboration facilities and socializing spaces, all designed for particular purposes, from one-on-ones to interviews and calls, in through teamwork and collaborative workshops.
“The pandemic has forever changed the way we work,” Foreshew-Cain added.
“The Lumen prepares us for a new era of hybrid working. Our space was designed to make the most of in-person interactions, and people choose the space that best suits their needs for that day. We will welcome more people to our company in the years to come and we want to provide a work environment that works for everyone.
Gary Scott, Founder and Chairman, said: “We have offices across the UK, but our head office will still be in Newcastle. It’s important to us to remain an active participant in the North East community, and I can’t think of a better place than Newcastle Helix to call home as we continue to grow over the next few years. Lumen’s green credentials also align perfectly with our Net Zero commitments, so it’s the perfect HQ for Scott Logic.
Councilor Nick Kemp, elected leader of Newcastle City Council, said: “Scott Logic is a pioneering technology company in Newcastle and exactly the type of organization we want to join the growing Newcastle Helix community.
“The city has a rich technological heritage and is brimming with the talent needed to drive its growth. Creating spaces like this will only help Newcastle’s tech and business communities even more.