Archive for January, 2011

DOMINO’S PIZZA STARTS NEW HEAD OFFICE BUILD

January 28th, 2011

New HQ for Domino’s Pizza

Domino’s Pizza, the leading pizza delivery expert, has begun work on a brand new custom made head office.  This new building will be located in West Ashland, Milton Keynes, alongside its recently constructed commissary facility.   The company has outgrown its current office facilities which are based in Kingston, Milton Keynes.

The Buckingham Group has been commissioned to design and build this new head office, which is phase two of Domino’s move to West Ashland.  The Company is busy preparing for the future as it plans to have 1200 stores open in the UK & Ireland by 2021.

The new building will comprise 2170m2 office space, set over three main floors with a lower ground floor main entrance, high quality reception area and a penthouse board room.  The building will also contain a test kitchen where Domino’s development ideas come to life and exciting new products are created for addition to the menu.

Like the commissary building, this new office has been built to BREEAM standards (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) and has been given a rating of excellent.  The BREEAM environmental assessment aims to minimise environmental impact by ensuring sustainable best practices are in place, helping to lower costs through efficiency.

To achieve the BREEAM rating of excellent it is not just technical aspects of the building that are considered, the rating also includes key aspects designed to improve health, wellbeing and general comfort to its users.

The building will utilise modern mechanical heating and cooling systems, fully integrated with natural green ventilation systems.  These systems, that will enhance the building’s energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint, are controlled through an intelligent, direct, digitally-controlled building management system.

Chris Moore, chief executive officer for Domino’s Pizza said: “We are really excited about our new head office.  We have invested in this new state of the art building as we have outgrown our currently facility and need to plan for the future.

“Domino’s began in 1985, with its first store in the UK based in Luton.  Since then we have continued to grow and open more and more stores and we are now the leading pizza delivery company in the UK and Ireland.  With over 665 stores and counting we need to prepare for future growth and these new facilities will ensure we are fully able to service all our stores and meet the needs of our employees.”

Tim Brown, director of Buckingham Group, said: “We are extremely pleased to have been awarded the contract to design and build the new headquarters for Domino’s Pizza.  The team at Buckingham Group looks forward to continuing to build on the excellent working relationships already formed with Domino’s during the production of the commissary building.  We will work in genuine partnership with Domino’s to deliver a high-profile, state of the art, head office building.”

The new office will become home to over 150 office-based employees who are currently working in Kingston and is due to complete late summer/early autumn of 2011.

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ONE, TWO FREE…

January 17th, 2011

Buy ONE Large Pizza and you can choose any TWO side or desserts absolutely FREE!

Order online at http://www.dominos.co.uk or call nearest store.. see http://www.lincoln-pizza.co.uk/pages/our-stores.html

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DOMINO’S iPHONE APP PIZZA SALES TOP £1MILLION

January 5th, 2011

Domino’s Pizza, the pizza delivery expert, has topped pizza sales of £1million with its iPhone ordering app.

The innovative ordering app was launched in September with details printed on millions of household menus, as well as promotion via Facebook and Twitter. In just a few months, the app has achieved almost 400,000 downloads and pizza sales of over £1million.

Simon Wallis, sales and marketing director for Domino’s Pizza, said: “Online orders account for such an increasingly large proportion of our business so we knew there was going to be real demand for a Domino’s app. We wanted to make it even quicker and easier for customers to get a piping hot pizza, wherever they are and we’re delighted to have topped the £1million sales mark in just a few months. With our ‘Domino’s store in your pocket’ app, our customers are only ever a few clicks away from a Pepperoni Passion!”

Domino’s app uses GPS to automatically locate the nearest Domino’s store. Pizza lovers can then scroll through a carousel style menu to select their favourite pizzas, sides, desserts, subs and drinks. Pizzas can be customised by pinching to resize the base and scattering on a range of tasty toppings before sending the order straight to the store. iPhone users can also be in with the chance of winning money off their next order by popping their pizza in the oven and swiping or blowing away the steam to reveal a code. Then, while the pizza is in the real oven, users can keep tabs on its progress with the real-time pizza tracker.

In addition, the iPhone app features a fun ‘pizza slot machine’ which enables users to shake their phone and pick a totally random selection from Domino’s 75 million combinations of base, sauce and toppings. The choices can be spun again or locked and sent as an order straight to the store.

Domino’s app is available to download free from the App Store. Domino’s handy ‘how to’ video on how to get the most out of the new app is online at www.youtube.com/dominosuk1

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