Aviva to close York office as more staff work from home

Insurance giant Aviva is to close its Monks Cross office in York and consolidate operations into its York city centre office in Wellington Row.

Aviva is to consolidate operations into its York city centre office in Wellington Row

The firm, which employs over 2,000 people in York, said there will be no job losses as a result of the move, which reflects the increase in the number of staff who are working from home.

The firm said: "We have announced plans to consolidate our Monks Cross office into our city centre office, Wellington Row by March 31.

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"We remain committed to York as a key location. This change will allow us to continue to maintain our existing people capacity under our new ways of working, consolidating into one office in the city centre.

"We will be looking to find a third-party occupier for our Monks Cross office as quickly as possible."

An Aviva spokesperson said: "The way we use our office space is changing significantly.

"As our people continue to work in a new flexible way we want our offices to inspire creativity and collaboration. Our intention is to invest in our sites to provide a more vibrant, inspiring and flexible workspace for our people."

As a result, Aviva is making changes to a number of its offices across the UK, combining office space in some locations and reducing the space in others.

The spokesperson said: "We are not leaving any town or city where we currently have a presence and we will have an office in Birmingham, Bristol, Eastleigh, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leatherhead, Leeds, London, Manchester, Norwich, Perth, Sheffield, Worthing and York.

"There is no impact on Aviva roles as a result of these property changes. The next steps are to continue engaging with our people across these different locations, working with them to build the best working environment to support their needs, the needs of the business and our customers."