Vodafone announces new HQ

Uniting employees in the name of collaboration, providing setting for new ways to work

Vodafone has announced it has signed an agreement to lease on a new North Sydney building, including signage rights, for its national corporate headquarters.

Vodafone Chief Financial Officer James Marsh said Vodafone would occupy eight floors at 177 Pacific Highway, North Sydney.

“We are very pleased to have secured an agreement to lease 10,000 square metres of office space over eight floors at this state-of-the-art building,” Mr Marsh said.

“The move to this new building will see us bring together more than one thousand employees, currently located at our existing North Sydney and Chatswood offices, into the one workspace.

“Over the past eighteen months, Vodafone has achieved solid growth across the board, including in revenue and customer numbers, and the new building represents a next step in our journey.

“The prominent building-top signage will become part of the North Sydney skyline in another signal that Vodafone is back.

“The fit-out will be completed over coming months, with the look and feel a mixture of Vodafone’s brand palette, overlaid with natural, warm flooring and furniture.”

Vodafone Director of Human Resources Michael Stanley said all Sydney-based corporate employees, including Technology, Marketing, Finance and Human Resources functions, will move into the new office before the end of the year.

“At the heart of this move to the new office space is our commitment to attracting and retaining the best employees,” Mr Stanley said.

“Using design-thinking principles driven by our employees, we are creating a new space which is a living embodiment of our values, and encourages increased collaboration, productivity and innovation.

“The physical layout will comprise functional neighbourhoods, and each employee will be empowered to choose how they use the spaces, technology and resources in order to be most effective.

“This new space will challenge traditional thinking, break down any silos and embed a culture of trust which favours outcomes over hours.”

“By facilitating and encouraging flexible working options such as working from home and flexible roles, we are aiming to diversify our talent pool and truly become a mobile workplace.”

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Notes to editors:
177 Pacific Highway, North Sydney, is a 5 star green star design rated building and is targeting 5 star green star as built rating and a 5 star NABERS rating. The 40,000sqm building, the largest commercial project currently under development in the North Sydney, is being developed and constructed by CIMIC’s Leighton Properties and CPB Contractors, on behalf of Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust (Suntec REIT). Vodafone will occupy levels 1 and 10-16.

An artist’s impression of the building exterior is available here.