VAUXHALL BOUND FOR NEW LUTON HQ

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Tue, 07/05/2019 - 09:00


Luton – Today, Vauxhall employees will be making themselves comfortable in their new state-of-the-art Luton head office, after nearly 30 years spent at the company’s landmark Griffin House base.

Known as Chalton House, and located just minutes from the new Junction 11A on the M1, the new corporate HQ and Registered Office will combine Vauxhall’s Sales, Marketing, Communications (including Press Office) and Finance functions with its existing Customer Engagement Centre. Around 470 staff are now based at the new HQ, including 220 who have moved from Griffin House.

Many long-standing Griffin House employees were keen to acknowledge the major contribution that their former ‘home’ had played as part of, not only Vauxhall’s history, but also the motor industry’s.

Originally called ‘AJ-Block’, the Osborne Road premises opened in 1964, when it was declared, ‘…one of the most effective examples of industrial architecture in Britain.’ It was built to house Vauxhall’s Engineering and Styling Centre, which had industry-leading capability to take vehicles from ‘sketch to production’ for more than two decades.

In 1991, the building was refreshed and re-named Griffin House, to accommodate Vauxhall’s head office staff. It was opened by HRH Princess Anne, and while the teams working there have ebbed and flowed over the years, their underlying passion, diligence and passion has contributed to 8.7 million Vauxhall sales, making a total of 14.3 million units sold since the building was first operational.

Today’s move to Chalton House is only the second time Vauxhall Motors has changed its Luton postcode since 1907. The new address with immediate effect is:

Vauxhall Motors Limited

Chalton House

Luton Road

Chalton

LUTON

LU4 9TT

Vauxhall Press Office contacts remain as follows:

Jeremy Townsend (Groupe PSA UK Communications) +44 (0)7827 896480
Simon Hucknall (Vauxhall Product & Heritage) +44 (0)7736 732507
Kate Oyler (Vauxhall Consumer Comms) +44 (0)7796 447124
Justin Hawkins (Vauxhall Product) +44 (0)7779 321864
Veronica Borelli-Painter (Vauxhall Events) +44 (0)7775 825551
Synneva Spittel (Vauxhall Press Fleet) +44 (0)1582 282552

 

  • Contact :
  • Simon  Hucknall
    Simon Hucknall
    Head of Product PR & Heritage, Vauxhall
    Tel : +44(0)7736 732507
    Mobile : +44(0)1582 316674
    simon.hucknall@vauxhall.co.uk
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