Aurora Energy Research announces a significant milestone in its expansion journey with the formal signing of the lease for its highly anticipated new Global Headquarters in St Aldate’s Chambers, Oxford, the former home of Oxford City Council. While the company is yet to physically occupy the space, the signed lease is a crucial step towards creating a dynamic and collaborative hub to foster innovation on a global scale.
The occasion was marked with the formal handing over of the keys in a short ceremony attended by Aurora Energy Research’s Founder and CEO, John Feddersen, and Councillor Ed Turner, Cabinet Member for Finance and Asset Management.
The interior will now undergo a comprehensive transformation with a contemporary design refit in partnership with office outfitters, Morgan Lovell, to deliver state-of-the-art facilities and collaboration spaces. The full relocation is scheduled to be completed by September 2024.
The new global headquarters further bolsters the ongoing hosting of the annual Aurora Spring Forum in Oxford. This annual initiative attracts the most important and influential figures in the global energy sector to the city.
John Feddersen, Founder and CEO, Aurora Energy Research, commented:
“Securing this fantastic office space guarantees our home in Oxford for many years to come and marks a significant milestone for our business. Attracting and retaining top talent is paramount for our organisation, and providing an appealing and inviting space for in-person collaboration is an important element.”
Councillor Ed Turner, Cabinet Member for Finance and Asset Management, Oxford City Council, commented:
“We’re delighted to have leased St Aldate’s Chamber to Aurora Energy Research. For the Council, it reduces our energy bill and provides a significant long-term income stream to help fund key services in an increasingly challenging financial environment. But it also enables the city to retain a growing local business, which provides high-quality jobs for Oxford residents and wider benefits to the city’s economy.”
Stephanie Scott, Head of Marketing and Communications
From its Oxford academic roots, Aurora Energy Research has grown to become the largest dedicated power market analytics company in Europe, providing data-driven intelligence for strategic decisions in the global energy transformation. We are a diverse team of more than 500 experts with vast energy, financial, and consulting backgrounds, covering power, hydrogen, carbon, and fossil commodities. We are active in Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Americas, working with world-leading organisations to provide comprehensive market intelligence, bespoke analytic and advisory services, and cutting-edge software.
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