We’re pleased to announce that Xero is expanding into a third building in Wellington. We now have over 600 staff globally of which 250 are based in this city.
What has been known as the Manthel building is on the high profile corner of Taranaki and Wakefield Streets, in view of the existing Xero HQ. It is also across the road from an additional space we are leasing in Wakefield Street. The building is being repainted as shown in the picture mockup and will be called Xero Two.
Staff will start moving in to Xero Two from the end of December this year. We will take the ground floor of the building for an initial term of just over two years. We are excited about the location and unique character of the building and the landlord is committed to further development work around further space.
This area really is Wellington’s “hi-tech precinct”, with Trade Me, NZX, Infratil and other firms nearby. It is close to transport for commuting staff and there are plenty of cafes and facilities nearby. It’s fantastic to be able to use our growth to revitalize character spaces in this beautiful city,
We will be sharing the Xero Two building with Merino clothing manufacturer Icebreaker. Its COO David Anderson has said they are delighted to welcome us there as another New Zealand company focused on global growth.
We now have offices in Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Milton Keynes, London, San Francisco and Denver and a number of smaller facilities in other cities. We are benefiting from a strong culture and extensive use of online technology in dealing with multiple locations, ensuring there are regular team and cross-team meetings and using collaborative cloud services such as Google Docs, Yammer, Skype and Office 365.
Wellington has the most staff and numbers may reach over 350 by the end of FY14. If you want to be one of the new staff working in these wonderful buildings and changing the small business world globally visit out our careers page.