MULTI-BILLION pound communications company Nokia has opened new offices in West Berkshire.
The Finnish company has relocated around 250 staff to Arlington Business Park in Theale.
Employees have been moved from Newbury, Swindon and Fleet into the 30,000sq ft offices and will work in roles including administration, software design, customer support and sales.
Nokia said that it chose Theale because of its location and excellent transport links and airport access, with many of its customers located within easy reach.
The new offices were opened by Finnish ambassador to the UK Päivi Luostarinen at a ceremony on Monday, February 19.
Nokia UK and Ireland chief executive Cormac Whelan said: “We’re delighted to be opening the new flagship facility and, in particular, about what this means for Nokia as a business.
“More centrally located to our UK customer base, the new offices will not only form the strategic epicentre for regional activity, but allow us to expand our capacity to showcase a broad portfolio of technology and solutions in a collaborative environment.”
Commercial real estate investor and developer Praxis has let 33,000 sq ft of its Hive campus at Arlington Business Park in Theale to the Finnish company.