British Telecoms (BT) has announced it will be closing 90% of its UK offices, leaving the future of Lincoln’s office in doubt.
The company has announced it will be shutting 270 offices across the country, leaving only 30 remaining – putting more than 8,000 jobs at risk.
Dubbed the UK’s biggest consolidation programme of its type, BT has said the cuts are about ‘bringing together staff in brilliant places’.
So far, eight offices have been saved has part of the scheme, including in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol, Cardiff, Belfast and Ipswich (Adastral Park).
At the time of writing it is not yet known which of the other 22 locations are safe from closure.
This scheme – named ‘The Better Workplace Programme’ by the firm, will see BT’s UK-based workforce whittled down from 83,000 to 75,000.
As part of the plans, some existing BT buildings will be refurbished, while others will see BT move into new offices.
All will have state-of-the-art 5G coverage.
BT Group chief executive Philip Jansen said: “The Better Workplace Programme is about bringing our people together in brilliant spaces, and transforming the way we work.
“Revealing these eight locations is just the first step; we have dedicated teams working on identifying the best buildings to move into and which ones to redesign for the future.
“As a result of this programme, BT people will be housed in inspiring offices that are better for our business and better for our customers.”