Amazon has announced plans to open an office in Manchester’s city centre.
A spokesman for the online retailer said the new the six-storey, 90,000 sq. ft. corporate office will be based in the city’s iconic Hanover Building in the Northern Quarter and will give Amazon the capacity to create at least 600 new roles in the city.
The spokesman said the highly-skilled teams will work on projects benefitting Amazon’s customers around the world, including software development, machine learning and R&D – complementing existing work at Development Centres in London, Cambridge and Edinburgh.
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, said:
“It is great global tech giant Amazon has chosen Manchester, a vital part of the Northern Powerhouse, to open their new office and are creating hundreds of high-skilled jobs up and down the country. Our booming digital sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the UK and this is a vote of confidence in our world-leading skills in tech innovation.”
The office is expected to open in 2019.