Manchester-based information assurance firm NCC Group will move into new 60,000 sq ft headquarters within Allied London’s new XYZ building in Spinningfields.

It currently occupies the Manchester Technology Centre on Oxford Road, near the former BBC site.

Rob Cotton, chief executive at NCC Group, said: “We needed a space that could match our ambitions and keep up with us as we continually adapt to the rapid pace of technological change. We found that space in XYZ.

“We will create some of the most exciting workspace ever seen in Manchester and most importantly provide a quality space for all staff to work and continue to develop, create and inspire. We also want to lead Manchester in becoming the security heartland of Europe.

“Over the years numerous people have tried to convince us that we must be headquartered in London in order to compete globally, but our consistent and sustainable growth in markets all over the world has proved them wrong.”

The firm currently has 31 offices across the world, with more than 1,500 employees. The new office will open next year.

Earlier this year, Global Radio was confirmed as the first tenant to move into XYZ, leaving its current base on Salford Quays.