Shop Direct has opened a state-of-the-art facility containing a juice bar for its staff.

The UK’s second largest pureplay online retailer’s new space is the CUBE, a 12,400 sq ft training, conferencing and wellbeing facility.

A refurbished former studio space at Shop Direct’s Liverpool headquarters, it includes a 250-capacity conference space, juice bar and exercise area.

Staff will be able to take advantage of a relaxation zone, wellness and exercise classes and beauty treatments.

“Our people, and the people we want to hire, expect to come to a collaborative digital workplace that’s full of purpose, passion and creativity. The CUBE gives us just that,” said Alex Baldock, CEO at Shop Direct.

“I’m hugely proud of all the work that’s gone into the facility: it’s been shaped by our people, for our people – and is another step on our journey to world class.”

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Staff will be able to purchase healthy meals and fresh vegetable juices as well as access health checks from external partners.

“The highest performing businesses have the most engaged teams,” Jacqui Humphries, group people director at Shop Direct, said.

“This new facility will play a massive part in our wellbeing agenda, as well as helping us to introduce even more agile ways of working, creating better collaboration and quicker innovation for our customers.” 

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