Bloomberg London Overview
In January 1987, Bloomberg opened its first office in London with 38 employees. By the late 1990s, we had more than 900 employees working in our London offices and today more than 3100 of our colleagues work in businesses housed at 38 and 50 Finsbury Square, City Gate House and Park House locations.
In December 2010, we embarked on the construction of our new European Headquarters to suit our growing employee population. We are excited and proud of our accomplishments in London, and our new building located at 3 Queen Victoria Street.
This building, at the heart of the City of London, is key to Bloomberg’s future growth in Europe and globally and will stand as a symbol of our past successes and future ambitions.
The site occupies 3.2 acres and will provide approximately 500,000 square feet of sustainable office space. In collaboration with our design partners, Sir Norman Foster of Foster + Partners, we’re creating a building that captures our company’s DNA of open-spaces and technological innovation, while embracing the City of London’s rich tradition.
Work Place of the Future:
In the heart of London’s financial center on a site with more than 2,000 years of history, Bloomberg is rethinking the office environment. Construction on the new Bloomberg European headquarters continues at a rapid pace, requiring some of the city’s largest and most complex foundations and the single-biggest concrete pour in London. Constructed using the finest material from around the world – the building is the largest stone project in the U.K. in more than 100 years.
History & Archaeology
The Story of the Bloomberg Writing Tablets
Archaeologists from MOLA found 400+ fragments of ancient Roman writing-tablets on the site of the new Bloomberg London building. The collection is the largest and earliest of its kind in Britain and includes the first known reference to London and the earliest hand-written document in Britain. Roman waxed writing tablets were used for note taking, tallying accounts, correspondence, and legal administration.
For more information on the tablets, visit MOLA.
The London Mithraeum:
A Future for the Past
Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London will be located on one of the UK’s most significant archaeological sites – a temple dedicated to the Roman god Mithras. As stewards of the ancient site and artifacts, Bloomberg is creating an innovative museum experience that will change the way we encounter archeology.
For more information visit MOLA.