New photos show the inside of British brand Dyson’s new £330m headquarters in Singapore – where no one even has a desk.
While the ‘Dyson Singapore Technology Centre’ was officially opened in February 2017, new pictures have been released showing inside of the complex.
This comes as Brexit-backing businessman Sir James Dyson has been accused of “staggering hypocrisy” after it was announced he is moving Dyson’s HQ to Singapore.
Sir James Dyson claimed that the new complex would concentrate on robotic engineering and artificial intelligence.
However despite it being a work place for thousands of staff, no one gets a desk, not even the top executives.
Other features include the lighting which is powered by the Dyson Cu-Beam LED lamp, which was designed by Jake Dyson, his son.
It has a cooling system that prevents the LEDs from warming up and blowing. This expands the lifespan to 180,000 hours, equivalent of 20 years of continuous use.
There are soundproof acoustic rooms to test products’ noise levels, which cost £10 million
Engineers outnumber ‘normal’ employees in finance, HR or sales, by four to one, with numerous labs testing every part from robotics to air flow.
Situated opposite the National University Hospital, one of Singapore’s largest, workers are spoilt for choice at lunchtimes with bars, restaurants and cafes all situated within the complex.
Some of the employees choose to ride in on their motorised scooters, which is one of the top choices in Singapore to commute over buses and the subway.
The next time media was given a glimpse of the cutting edge technology being developed at the R&D centre was during Prince Charles’ visit in November 2017.
With Dyson, shifting the head office to the South East Asian country, he plans to double the size of the centre, which currently employs 1,100 people.
The announcement will mean Dyson is no longer a British registered company and Singapore will become its main tax base.
The headquarter switch from Malmesbury, Wiltshire, is likely to prove controversial given that Sir James - the company’s billionaire chairman, founder and owner – is an outspoken backer of Brexit .
It is the second blow Dyson has dealt to Brexit Britain after last year’s announcement that it will manufacturer its new electric cars in Singapore, rather than the UK.
Dyson currently shares the Singapore Science Park with a host of other companies such as Johnson and Johnson, top international pharmaceutical companies and a trendy co-working space called The Bridge.
While their names are all plastered over the hi-tech building, Dyson is kept hidden. The only way you would know they were in the building is a tiny Dyson sign by the reception.
The research and development centre has plans not just to be the most innovative in the vacuum cleaner industry, but now electric cars.
Dyson said at the technology centre launch, he wanted to concentrate on ‘intelligent technology’, saying: “The software is propelling hardware companies at a faster rate than software is propelling software companies.
“The power comes from the two working together.
“Dyson is focusing on developing intelligent technology and making products which know and anticipate what you want before you do. Machine learning gives our products the intelligence to understand and react to the environment.”
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