Skyscanner has opened the doors to its brand-new office and tech hub in central London. The 30,000 Sq Ft space over two floors at Ilona Rose House is key to Skyscanner’s continued growth as the company further broadens its global reach to serve more than 100 million travellers a month in 180 countries worldwide. The hub will be the new base for Skyscanner’s 300+ strong London team and has been designed to create an optimum environment that reflects the company’s hybrid working culture, inspiring collaboration and digital innovation.
Skyscanner has moved its London offices to Soho Estates’ mixed-use development, Ilona Rose House. Ilona Rose House is Soho’s newest creative hub, with eight floors of prime Soho working space and large garden terraces dedicated to every floor. It is estimated that Ilona Rose House in total will support 1,485 jobs onsite with net additional 1,610 jobs supported directly by the development.
Ilona Rose House is the jewel in the crown of the Soho Estates portfolio, totaling 325,000 sq ft of mixed-use accommodation. It comprises James Court, an exciting new public courtyard that will provide 15,000 sq ft of dining and leisure experience, connecting Greek Street to Charing Cross Road.
Set in the heart of London’s vibrant Soho, Skyscanner teams can choose from a range of thoughtfully designed spaces depending on their needs. The space combines energising areas for in-person connections to accelerate mutual learning and knowledge sharing, with quiet desk spaces and sound-proofed pods for individual working and easy video connection with Skyscanner’s other global offices and partners. A library, indoor garden and terraces with far-reaching views over the Capital provide varied environments to support colleague creativity and wellbeing, while seminar rooms, break-out areas and a research lab help foster innovation and diverse thinking. Additional areas also include a kitchen/café and games room.
Laurence Tracol, CFO at Skyscanner commented:
“Travel unites us, and connection is at the core of travel. Our new office, at the very heart of one of the world’s most popular cities, has been designed to empower collaboration and facilitate hybrid working for our teams. It is a natural space to embed Skyscanner’s innovative and inclusive culture and foster a sense of belonging, not just for the London team, but for our teams across the globe. Our investment in our London office is a positive milestone in Skyscanner’s journey at the cutting edge of online travel technology and reflective of the travel industry’s ongoing resurgence and projected growth.”
Designed with the help of award-winning consultants Storey Project, MCM and BW, sustainability has been considered throughout and the office complies with the UK Green Building Council’s net zero carbon framework.
In addition to London, Skyscanner is rejuvenating its seven other office spaces in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Miami, Shenzhen, Barcelona, Singapore and Tokyo to create vibrant tech hubs for its 1,300+ colleagues worldwide.
Skyscanner is among the leading travel brands worldwide* with visitors now surpassing 2019 levels as more than 100m travellers accessing the company’s app, desktop and mweb platforms every month. Skyscanner’s vision is to help every traveller explore the world effortlessly, for generations to come.