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Opus Energy completes purchase of John Dryden House

Posted: 03/05/17 by Opus Energy Limited

Opus Energy has announced that it has completed the purchase of John Dryden House, situated in The Lakes Business Park, Northamptonshire. The move will consolidate Opus Energy’s four current sites and house all employees working in Northampton under one roof.

Following momentous growth over its 15 year history, the move will provide Opus Energy with premises which have capacity for 1,400 employees at the new Northampton site. This is in addition to the considerable capacities of sites in Oxford and Cardiff. By the end of 2017, Opus Energy expects to have an almost 800 strong Northampton workforce, highlighting its prominence as a key local employer.

Nikki Flanders, Chief Operating Officer at Opus Energy, commented: “The move to John Dryden House signifies a milestone in Opus Energy’s history. Our significant growth has meant that we have outgrown our premises, we’ve been bursting at the seams. The move enables us to have all our Northampton based teams working together, improving efficiency and team engagement.”

John Dryden House, previously owned by Northamptonshire County Council, was chosen due to its ability to best serve employees - being local, spacious with a clean, comfortable working environment. The refurbishment of the property will see state of the art facilities, and in partnership with its parent company, Drax, Opus Energy is investigating the sustainability opportunities the site provides, to enable the business to be carbon neutral.

Following the completion of the purchase, and the current refurbishment and refit, Opus Energy will be moving employees into the new location in early 2018.

Flanders concluded: “Our teams are a point of pride at Opus Energy and we’re delighted to be providing our employees with state of the art facilities and a workspace they can be proud to work in. We are excited to have all employees in one place and see the benefits in action. During this period of transition we will also be doing everything we can to minimise potential disruption so employees and customers will not feel the effects of the move.”

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