Smeg opens new headquarters building

Smeg has announced the opening of a new eco-friendly headquarters in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

The triple-storey Magna Building was previously the home to the original MG car works and was where the MG Magna car was produced in the 1930s.

The 43,000 square-foot building places emphasis on light, living green spaces and natural materials and will feature iPad-controlled meeting rooms, a showroom, cookery school and theatre facility.

The open-plan environment also aims to promote interaction and cross-department collaboration.

Smeg UK managing director Mike Giddings (pictured right) said: “We’re delighted to have secured a fantastic new head office building to support the brand’s ongoing expansion in the UK.

Mike Giddings“Akin to Abingdon, Smeg has a wealth of history and heritage and, as a local employer and family-run business, we’re keen to continue to develop links with the Abingdon community.

“The new purpose-developed building is in an inspirational setting, a space epitomising the company’s values – at the forefront of technology, style and design.”