Energy giant to relocate 150 staff to new Coventry office
Energy supplier Octopus Energy is set to open an office in Coventry at Two Friargate in the city centre.
The deal with Coventry City Council involves Octapus occupying more than 10,000 sq ft of space on one floor of the building.
This move includes relocating 150 staff from the company’s Leamington office, with the occupation of Two Friargate expected by February 2024.
Rebecca Dibb-Simkin, chief marketing and product officer at Octopus Energy, said: “As a local to Coventry, I – along with many of our team – was very keen to find a great home base for our Leamington people, keep building our West Midlands team, and maintain a growing presence in the area.
“This new office in Friargate will enable more green jobs to come to the city and more options for young people looking to stay in the area after university. We’re excited to partner with Coventry City Council on this deal and maintain a close relationship with the city for years to come.”
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands and chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), said: “It’s great news that Octopus Energy has decided to invest in Coventry and it’s a real vote of confidence from them in our region.
“This significant commitment not only underlines the appeal of Coventry as a business destination but also the wider region’s reputation for innovation and growth. The establishment of their office at Two Friargate will create job opportunities for local people and power prosperity in the months and years ahead.”