Voices.com, the world’s largest voice-over marketplace, recently opened the doors on its new global headquarters, offering Londoners a quick peak into the company’s ongoing prosperity.
The company has experienced accelerated expansion with PROFIT Guide and Canadian Business reporting a five-year growth rate of 798 percent. Voices.com is also listed as the fastest-growing company in London.
Serving clients in over 130 countries in the world, the company connects creative professionals and brands with a global network of more than 200,000 voice actors.
As a result of such growth, the Voices.com team exceeded the company’s space at 150 Dufferin Ave. – an office they’ve been in since 2009.
The entire team of over 100 employees moved to 100 Dundas St. on Oct. 24, 2016, but an official public unveiling took place on Jan. 19.
“This renovation and move has been a massive undertaking, and has a positive impact on the city of London. Such a project has been a dream of ours for years,” said Voices.com CEO David Ciccarelli. “To see it come together, and so quickly, with the help of Farhi Holdings, IN Design Associates Inc., Enright Construction Limited, Facility Resources, Herman Miller, and our various other partners, means that we can maintain the momentum of growth within our company, the city, and the industry.”
Taking over the entire seventh floor of the new building, the space is over twice the size of the corporate footprint Voices.com left behind.
At 45,000 sq. ft. the new location will allow the entire tech company to reside on one open floor.
A floor plate of this size is unique in the downtown core, but was deemed “critical” to the company’s plans of keeping all employees together to maintain a team feeling, even while growing in size.
“To have such a dynamic, Canadian-based — yet internationally successful — company in this local architectural landmark bodes well for everyone involved,” said Shmuel Farhi of Farhi Holdings Corporation. “Keeping over 100 workers in the area also benefits the downtown landscape and its core businesses.”
In a span of just five months, the new space was demolished and renovated with furnishings, technology, and design concepts influenced by west coast tech start-up spaces.
New Herman Miller furniture, state-of-the-art visitor technology, audio equipment, custom artwork, industry term-themed meeting spaces, an audio museum, and a kitchen-cafe that can accommodate nearly 300 hundred people, are all new additions.