Mazda opens new UK headquarters
Mazda UK has moved into a new headquarters near Datford in Kent. The 25,000sq ft three-storey building was officially opened today by Jeff Guyton, CEO and President Mazda Europe and Yuji Nakamine, Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Mazda Corporation.
Mazda Motors UK Managing Director, Jeremy Thomson, said “the new building may only be a few hundred yards away from our old office but it’s a world away in terms of design, technology and environmental credentials.”
On the ground floor, the showroom space replicates the look and feel that Mazda’s 137 dealerships are moving towards. Sharing its floor tiles, furniture and lighting with the latest Mazda franchise specification, the unique headquarters showroom can be transformed into a 160-seat conference space and features hi-tech audio visual equipment. Designed to be used for dealer, fleet, media and customer events, the showroom is complemented by a flexible boardroom that doubles as a 60 person entertaining space when opened out to an area that houses heritage vehicles.
The upper two floors contain open-plan, modern office spaces that are designed to create an energised and creative working environment. Mazda’s HR Director, Chris Clark, said “we’ve made sure the working lives of our people are made easy and we’ve focused on making Mazda a great place to work. Mazda UK is a successful business and we’re growing, the building is future proofed to ensure it continues to serve us well as we grow.”