Building work has begun at the offices of Microgaming in Douglas, Isle of Man where a new five-storey office is being constructed. The new building is expected to be completed by April 2017.
Savage & Chadwick Chartered Architects designed the five-storey building which sits adjacent to Microgaming’s current office and will be joined by a tower walkway. Art of the brief was to design the office with the employees in mind, meaning plenty of open space.
Speaking of the design process, Mark Savage, Director of Savage & Chadwick Chartered Architects, said: “When designing the building, it was important for us to create an office that was not only of the highest standards in design and quality, but to illustrate who Microgaming is as a company and what it does. To complement Microgaming’s pioneering and innovative way of life, the office will be ultra-modern, using quality materials and the highest attention to detail. It was a very enjoyable design experience that will now materialise into a state of the art building.”
The project is benefitting the local community thanks to more than 90% of the workforce working on it coming being Manx workers.
“We were adamant that this project should support local businesses; wherever possible, Manx workers are being utilised. It’s a huge local project which is anticipated to take around two years to complete. We are doing everything we can to minimise disruption in the area and we’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing support whilst we build our future on the island,” said CEO of Microgaming, Roger Raatgever.
Raatgever explained the reason for the new office building, stating: “Since we set up our global head office on the Isle of Man in 2001, we have grown at an incredible rate. We now have over 160 people in our building here on the island, and we expect this number to grow significantly over the next few years.”
Microgaming is expanding rapidly having recently migrated Georgian outfit Adjarabet to its poker network in March 2015. Adjarabet are the first company to create a bespoke Microgaming client using the ground-breaking Babelfish software.
Earlier this week, Microgaming announced that SBOBet Poker was joining the poker network.