Using the latest collaboration technology we created an innovative and inspiring working environment for the team at the NEO building. The new team of engineers and software experts work on a range of mobility services and develop new features on future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. With competition for talent in the city high, it was essential that the facility was attractive to Generation Y tech natives, allowing them to work in an intuitive way, collaborating both internally and externally.
Mark Brogden, Director of Enterprise Architecture and Innovation, Jaguar Land Rover, said, “Manchester is a key digital hub in the UK. We wanted to attract the right talent to drive our software development initiative. We needed the right capabilities, the right feel and the right atmosphere for the type of people we wanted to attract.”
“A key element, especially with the type of software development work we do, is to make the guys here feel part of the wider JLR group. Manchester is slightly remote from our other sites in Gaydon and Whitley in the West Midlands, and very remote from Shannon in Ireland, Shanghai in China and Pune in India. Technology bridges the gap, in terms of video conferencing in the meeting room spaces we’ve created, so it was absolutely key that we got that right.”