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British Airways plots sale of its Heathrow HQ

British Airways plots sale of its Heathrow HQ as staff could be allowed to work from home more often

British Airways could sell its headquarters at Heathrow airport as part of plans to let staff work from home more often.

The airline is looking at options for its Waterside complex, which houses 2,000 employees.

After many staff worked remotely during the pandemic, bosses are considering whether the same amount of office space will be needed if they continue to do so in future. 

British Airways Waterside headquarters in Harmondsworth

The firm paid £200million for the land and construction of its headquarters in the 1990s. But Stuart Kennedy, BA’s director of people, told staff that ‘it’s not clear if such a large office will play a part in our future’.

‘We’ll want to consider what the ideal office layout for the future will be. Perhaps it’s less fixed desks and more casual meeting areas.’

He said it was still ‘very early days’ and insisted no decision had been made.

Last night BA said the pandemic had also ‘accelerated our approach to offering more agile and flexible ways of working’.