Internode opens new HQ as staff numbers top 300

Building underwent $1 million refit

National broadband provider Internode today opened the doors of its new state-of-the-art headquarters in Adelaide.

Internode, which has acquired naming rights for the former CGU building, has established a retail area on the ground floor, combining reception, product sales and a walk-in customer service centre.

Record growth fuelled by strong demand for broadband services has forced the move, with Internode staff numbers topping 300 this year - a three-fold increase since 2005.

The 3649-square-metre building will cope with the company's expected growth for the next three years.

Internode group general manager Patrick Tapper said the new building had undergone a $1 million refit to make it convenient for both customers and employees.

"The CBD has been our home since 1994, so we decided to keep this the case for the benefit of our business, staff and customers," he said.

More than 60 staff made the move to the new HQ at 150 Grenfell Street over the weekend joining 80 employees already working in the new building.

Internode is about to start renovations to levels four and six of the building, which will allow the remainder of its staff to finalise the move during the first quarter of 2008.

Founded in 1991, the company began selling Internet access services in 1994 with a dozen employees.

- with Sandra Rossi

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