Slack opens new London office
Alphr wouldn’t work without Slack, and we’re not the only ones. Companies such as M&S, Ocado, Sage and Sky all rely on the message platform to get stuff done in their businesses. It is, Slack says, the world’s fastest-growing business application.
And now Slack is coming to London physically as well as virtually, with the opening of a new office space. The team of five who will occupy the office are expected to double by the end of 2017.
Slack’s new London office is only its second in Europe after the company opened its European headquarters in Dublin in January. According to Slack, London is its most active city in Europe, and the fifth most active in the world, so having an office there was an easy choice.
Johann Butting, head of EMEA sales, said about the office opening: “We’ve seen terrific growth outside of the US, particularly in Europe. Slack usage in the UK has doubled over the past year. The decision to open a London office and establish a larger Slack presence here was a simple one, driven by customer demand and our priorities both in the short and longer term.
The office was designed by ODOS Architects and is located on the top two floors of Yalding House, the former home of BBC Radio 1 and the BBC’s library. David O’Shea, founder and director of ODOS Architects, highlights the “inspiring and immensely enjoyable collaboration with our friends at Slack”.
The office itself is certainly impressive, as can be seen from the pics above. And they’re close enough to the Alphr office for us to pop round and moan if the service ever goes down.