Allianz unveils new Engineering, Construction and Power hub at Guildford head office

Posted: 14 May 2021


GHO Engineering Hub

Ready for use when company- wide return to office for employees  is allowed, the new hub boasts exciting new virtual reality training equipment and collaboration spaces to encourage innovation, networking and professional development.

The new hub has:

  • A specific EC&P 'neighbourhood' within the head office
  • Collaboration & innovation spaces
  • 'Drop in' desks to create a flexible working environment
  • A dedicated training room for Engineer Surveyors
In September 2020, Allianz announced that it was closing its Liphook office and moving EC&P roles to the Guildford head office.

Chris Little, director of Engineering, Construction and Power said:

“It’s very exciting that the new EC&P hub in Guildford is now complete and having seen the work that’s been done, I am keen to get in and start utilising the area.

“We’re always looking at how we can improve our offering for partners, customers and employees and this move to Guildford should strengthen EC&P. The new hub will allow our already successful team to push on and move up to that next level.”

Sustainability is a key focus for Allianz globally and after the Liphook office closure, Allianz Insurance partnered with two organisations, Kinnarps and Waste to Wonder, to ensure a sustainable solution for the clearance of all furniture and equipment. All of the furniture was successfully donated to charities, both locally and further afield, with some being used to support education programmes in Romania and Cameroon.

The information contained in this press release relates to Allianz Insurance plc. Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.

About Allianz Holdings plc

Allianz Holdings plc is the non-regulated holding company which owns the principal insurance operations of Allianz SE in Great Britain.

About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing 790 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage 1.7 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are amongst the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2021, over 150,000 employees achieved total revenues of 148.5 billion euros and an operating profit of 13.4 billion euros for the group.

These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below. 

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Scott McGee, Allianz Insurance
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