YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP strengthens commitment to London with cutting-edge Tech Hub

October 17, 2016

Best-in-class facilities designed to accommodate growth, maximizing innovation and collaboration across the teams.

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP S.p.A (MTA: YNAP) (“YNAP”) is opening its new Technology Hub at White City Place in West London, unifying its UK technology teams in one location.

YNAP has selected Grimshaw, the award-winning British architecture firm, to design a stylish forward-thinking work environment that reflects the Group’s unique position at the intersection of fashion and technology. The Tech Hub will feature an innovative interior design with up to a quarter of the surface dedicated to adaptive space. The flexible features match the evolving needs of the business with a focus on creative and collaborative ways of working, supporting seamless operations with the Bologna-based tech team and other parts of the global business.

YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP’s Five Year plan is built on a foundation of mobile and has been developed to outpace the industry through innovation. The new Tech Hub will accommodate for the planned 20% increase in YNAP’s global technology team, made up of 1000 employees equally spread across the UK and Italy. The Hub will nurture the mobile-centric culture, allowing engineers to create best-in-class technology solutions, and accelerate the Group’s R&D and release of the next wave of developments including yet-to-be-released technological breakthroughs.

We are capitalizing on the growth of our global footprint by bringing together our London technology teams in a new Technology Hub. We believe our technology teams will thrive in a cutting-edge environment that reflects our values and vision for the future of online luxury retail. Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and his team are brilliantly translating our culture and requirements into a workspace which will be the pride of the Group.

Federico Marchetti, Chief Executive Officer at YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP

We are thrilled to be working on this new dynamic and flexible fit-out for YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP. We feel a terrific empathy with them and believe their attitude to adaptability and change exactly matches our own.

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Chairman and founder of Grimshaw

I am delighted that there will be yet more new tech jobs coming to the capital. This highlights once again that London is open for business, new investment and global talent.

Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor of London for Business and Enterprise
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