In 2015, the new Microgaming headquarters started taking shape as construction went underway for the new “Sixty Two” building. Today and after 2 years, the new 5 story establishment has been completed, located directly across from the existing Microgaming offices. The new design includes a sky-bridge, giving employees access to the old building while over 100 new employees can setup their desks in the new block and enjoy the various activities Microgaming has added to the new building.
A visit to Microgaming’s new establishment provides a state-of-the-art experience as visitors are introduced to the software provider’s achievements, popular games, and images of their most loyal employees in the new reception area. The company also celebrates their Isle of Man home with a 360-degree periscope view of Douglas, combined to provide an exciting and contemporary layout for both employees and visitors.
The new office block was specifically designed with employees in mind, offering an environment where business is carried out seamlessly with 16 meeting rooms, phone booths, hot desks, multiple break areas, and more. In fact, Microgaming created a 4th floor to accommodate all communal requirements, including a fun area with dart boards, poker tables, snooker tables, a library, and a coffee shop that serves a unique Microgaming blend, which is exclusive to the new building. Furthermore, the company has also taken employee wellbeing into consideration, offering a full gym facility, and a studio for weekly fitness classes, all finished off with a roof-top garden that features breathtaking views of the island.
Microgaming CEO, John Coleman, commented that he’s very pleased to see the new “Sixty Two” building being opened. He claims it was designed after much consideration of their employees and what they require. He also added that the building was earned after many years of loyal contribution towards the success Microgaming has reached and that he simply can’t thank them enough. He went onto explain that Microgaming first came to Isle of Man in 2001 and only had 6 employees at the time. Today, they have 2 major buildings in the heart of Douglas, which is connected with an all-important skybridge. The CEO finished by explaining how incredibly proud he is of the achievements they’ve all reached together.
Microgaming has always shown devotion when it comes to sustainability, which is why the new building was designed with environmental considerations. In fact, the design and construction was completed with much involvement from the world’s leading environmental company, BREEAM, who assisted in creating the Sixty Two establishment in becoming the first Isle of Man building that has an “Excellent” rating from the company.
The new 45,000 square feet establishment was created to be energy efficient while managing waste at the same time. All the floors are equipped with “smart lighting” that automatically dims the lights accordingly, allowing for less usage. The new building also manages temperatures and the quality of air while recycling establishments have been created for each floor. In addition to this, the company focuses on smaller aspects of being more efficient, including the use of reusable cups at the coffee shop and fashioning furniture from unused building equipment.