New Microgaming Office Design – microgaming.co.uk
After more than 20 years as the leader in the global online gaming software industry, Microgaming is undergoing a much deserved upgrade to its corporate offices. Famous for providing the most lucrative progressive jackpot pokies to nearly three hundred internet casinos, Microgaming is undergoing progression of its own with the construction of a new 5-story office in Isle of Man.
The new building is located adjacent to the current Microgaming offices on Circular Road in Douglas. The structure, designed by the chartered architects of Savage and Chadwick, was conceived with the needs of their employees as the primary focal point, ensuring lots of open space to work and exude creativity. A tower walkway will adjoin the Microgaming offices for easy access between buildings.
Major Growth for Microgaming in 2015
“Since we set up our global head office on the Isle of Man in 2001, we have grown at an incredible rate,” said CEO Roger Raatgever in a statement explaining the purpose behind the new Microgaming office. “We now have over 160 people in our building here on the island, and we expect this number to grow significantly over the next few years.”
Microgaming has seen steady growth over the years, but the rate has become much more rapid in recent months. In January, Microgaming announced the upcoming release of its new cutting-edge Babelfish software, said to be destined to revolutionize the online poker industry. Then in March, Microgaming secured Adjarbet as the first developer of a bespoke client for the new Babelfish technology.
At the time, Georgian-based Adjarbet Poker was averaging about 150 more players than the entire Microgaming poker network (MPN), making the partnership an enormous success for the gaming giant. New clients, like SBOBet Poker, have continued to sign on with the online poker network since.
New Microgaming Office Supports Manx
When Microgaming officials first agreed on their intentions to expand their corporate landscape, they were determined that the local Manx community would benefit from the project. The company held true to that goal by employing over 90% of the building’s design and construction crew from the Isle of Man.
“We were adamant that this project should support local businesses,” said Raatgever. “Wherever possible, Manx workers are being utilised. It’s a huge local project which is anticipated to take around two years to complete.”
Microgaming took into consideration nearby residents as well. “We are doing everything we can to minimise disruption in the area and we’d like to thank everyone for their ongoing support whilst we build our future on the island,” Raatgever said.
Mark Savage, a lead developer with the architectural team that designed the plans for the structure, expressed his enthusiasm on the new project as well. “When designing the building, it was important for us to create an office that was not only of the highest standards in design and quality, but to illustrate who Microgaming is as a company and what it does. To complement Microgaming’s pioneering and innovative way of life, the office will be ultra-modern, using quality materials and the highest attention to detail,” explained Savage.
“It was a very enjoyable design experience that will now materialise into a state of the art building,” the architect said.