BT opens £4.3m software development centre in Cardiff

BT has announced plans to invest £4.3 million in setting up a new software development centre in Cardiff.


BT has announced plans to invest £4.3 million in creating a new software development centre in Cardiff.

The International Data Centre in Cardiff Bay will be the base for around 200 software engineers, working on technologies including network management solutions and IT solutions for external customers. The engineers are already working for BT, based in other locations in Cardiff.

The centre is due to be completed by the end of March 2011.

BT said that the centre will encourage engineers to collaborate by having workstations, called pods, with networked electronic whiteboards and video touch screens. The technology will connect technology teams and customers from all over the world.

Andrew Board, project director for BT Innovate & Design said: “The facility will make it one of the biggest software houses in Wales. Locating our technical teams under one roof and combining this with the latest Agile working practices will radically speed up the software development process as we bring new products and services to our customers, as well as reducing costs."

The new centre is one of 12 development centres BT operates across the world.

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