Jacqui names her new ‘home’

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THE new Network Rail headquarters has been officially named The Quadrant:MK.

The name was chosen after employees within the company submitted their ideas, with Jacqui Wimbush’s suggestion coming out on top.

Jacqui is a team organiser at Network Rail’s Milton Keynes Central offices and she is looking forward to moving to the new building when it opens in 2012 on the old National Hockey Stadium site.

“I’m really excited that the name I put forward has been chosen and having the chance to get a personal tour of the site before it is open is a real treat,” she said.

Diane Ritchie is a service manager in Network Rail’s telecoms team and is based near Euston station in London.

She said: “The building is a lot bigger than I thought it would be and I’m really impressed with the main ‘street’ through the building.

“It will be a really great place to work.”

Tim Coucher, Network Rail programme director for the national centre project, said: “I’m confident The Quadrant:MK will be a place which inspires our people and I know it will be a fabulous place to work.

“We’ve managed to combine cutting-edge design with the latest in environmentally-friendly features, culminating in a light, bright, energy-efficient building of which Network Rail and Milton Keynes can be proud.”

The Quadrant:MK opens its doors next summer and by autumn 2012, it is estimated nearly 3,000 Network Rail employees will be based there.