HMRC’s Birmingham regional centre and UK Government hub has been formally opened by Jim Harra, HMRC’s first permanent secretary and chief executive
Following the opening of the regional centre, HMRC will maintain a presence at its West Midlands office at Telford Plaza, which is home to close to 750 employees
The new Regional Centre:
A total of 4,600 civil staff work at 3 Arena Central, including around 3,500 from HMRC. Joining them at the 22,500m2 office are civil staff from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Valuation Office Agency (VOA).
The 13-floor “modern and inclusive” working space will enable improved collaboration and smarter working, according to HMRC. Following the opening of the regional centre, HMRC will maintain a presence at its West Midlands office at Telford Plaza, which is home to close to 750 employees.
A few Statements:
- “Birmingham is a vibrant, growing city, and one that’s soon to welcome both athletes and fans from around the world when hosting the Commonwealth Games. I am delighted to mark the opening of our regional centre and UK Government hub at 3 Arena Central.
- “This development is an important part of HMRC’s transformation into a modern and digitally-advanced tax authority and cements our position as an important contributor to the economy and communities in and around Birmingham and the West Midlands.”
- “It was a pleasure to be at the opening of the new Government Regional Hub in Birmingham. It’s a brilliant new office with great modern facilities that will allow the thousands of Civil Servants based there to deliver work for the communities they serve.
- “Seeing HMRC and the UK Government show their commitment to Birmingham with the new hub, right in the heart of one of the city’s newest developments, is a real endorsement for Birmingham and its vibrant business sector.”
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