Vevo has announced plans to headquarter its European business at the Lighthouse building in London’s Kings Cross.
The grade II listed premises will provide 16,292 sq ft of space across four floors with features including a performance space to support live events for Vevo franchises dscvr and Lift, an editing suite, a café bar and roof terrace. The building is set to undergo full refurbishment and Vevo will move in in June.
Vevo currently employs 67 people in its European headquarters in London ad the company’s new office space will provide scope for growth, with a capacity of 140 people. It also has offices in New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Los Angeles, Portland and Chicago.
Jon Gisby, Vevo’s managing director, Europe, Vevo, said: “Vevo has bold ambitions to be the music video and entertainment destination of choice for audiences and artists, and our continued growth and investment in Europe is an important piece to our strategy. Finding a new office building that has the space required for our growing team, and the facilities to support our creative needs, further reinforces our long-term commitment to London, the UK and the European market overall.”
Rajesh Agrawal, London’s deputy mayor for business, said: “The news that Vevo is to open new offices that can double its presence in the capital is a fantastic boost for our already thriving tech and creative sectors. As well as being a world leader for creativity, London boasts fertile ground for tech businesses, from the smallest start-ups to the biggest global players. Following announcements by other giants in this sector – including Amazon, Google and Facebook – this is further proof that London remains open for business, and open to investment by the world’s most exciting and innovative companies.”