Now that the shell of Vodafone’s new call centre in Stoke-on-Trent is nearly complete, half of the fitting out has been done. Planned to open in the autumn, it will bring together 1,150 staff at four nearby sites. Work on the £15m project began in October 2008 and it is a joint venture between Stoke City Council and St Modwen, regeneration specialists. It wil have two open plan double height areas for 850 agent positions, 450 to the north of the building and 400 in the south. Other features include a 250-seat cafeteria and a 420-space care park. RPS Design, acting for the developer, is repsosible for the shell and core and mostof the fit out and CMI Workspace is actring for Vodafone on furntiure layout and the finishing touches. Alan McBeth, technical/design director with RPS, said: “It will be a trailblazer.” Pictured: the exterior at present and some statistics.