Much of Europe is embracing the Climate Change agenda which means huge urban living, electric car and low carbon/sustainable leisure projects are being given the green light everywhere. To power these new utopias, carbon generation capacity must be replaced with solar, wind or water based plants. Taken all round, it offers the greatest opportunity for insurers since the rebuilding of Europe after World War II. Billions are going to be borrowed and then spent building social housing, wildlife areas, wind farm power plants, lithium battery factories and much more.
Allianz are right to set up a dedicated construction & power insurance hub, the timing is perfect.
Allianz Insurance is proud to unveil a brand-new state of the art hub for Engineering, Construction and Power (EC&P) at its head office in Guildford. Ready for use when company- wide return to office for employees is allowed, the new hub boasts exciting new virtual reality training equipment and collaboration spaces to encourage innovation, networking and professional development.
The new hub has:
- A specific EC&P ‘neighbourhood’ within the head office
- Collaboration & innovation spaces
- ‘Drop in’ desks to create a flexible working environment
- A dedicated training room for Engineer Surveyors
In September 2020, Allianz announced that it was closing its Liphook office and moving EC&P roles to the Guildford head office.
Chris Little, director of Engineering, Construction and Power said:
“It’s very exciting that the new EC&P hub in Guildford is now complete and having seen the work that’s been done, I am keen to get in and start utilising the area.
“We’re always looking at how we can improve our offering for partners, customers and employees and this move to Guildford should strengthen EC&P. The new hub will allow our already successful team to push on and move up to that next level.”
Sustainability is a key focus for Allianz globally and after the Liphook office closure, Allianz Insurance partnered with two organisations, Kinnarps and Waste to Wonder, to ensure a sustainable solution for the clearance of all furniture and equipment. All of the furniture was successfully donated to charities, both locally and further afield, with some being used to support education programmes in Romania and Cameroon.