National Lottery to move to new Watford HQ

The National Lottery plans to move to a new headquarters, thereby maintaining and expanding its presence in the town of Watford (Hertfordshire).

This week, Allwyn UK, the operating steward of the National Lottery, announced a deal with developer Regal Group to relocate the National Lottery’s operations to The Clarendon Works building.

The National Lottery will relocate to a new 63,527 square foot office, scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2024.

Allwyn informed the media that it had reserved six floors of the Grade A speculative development, choosing to center the National Lottery in Watford.

By relocating its Watford HQ to the Clarendon Works, Allwyn will shut down the National Lottery’s former Tolpits Lane building, where the National Lottery has operated since 1994 under Camelot UK’s management.

Allwyn explained that this move to a new office aligns with the National Lottery’s increased commitments to social value and achieving net zero.

Clarendon Works operates entirely on renewable energy, has certification from Ofgem’s Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin scheme, and aims for BREEAM Excellent and EPC A ratings. Moreover, Allwyn cited the new office as crucial for recruiting top talent to work on the National Lottery’s projects, which helps increase funding for National Lottery-supported projects.

Andria Vidler, CEO of Allwyn, stated, “The National Lottery and Watford go hand in hand, so we are absolutely delighted to relocate our home to a new site in the area. This move signifies our dedication not only to Watford and its wonderful community but also to our goal of creating a net zero National Lottery with a modern, sustainable head office suitable for our future plans.”