Amazon has confirmed a story first published in Prolific North in June, that it is opening an office at Hanover House in the centre of Manchester.
It will be Amazon’s first UK corporate office outside of London and house staff working across software development, machine learning, plus research and development.
The six-storey, 90,000 sq ft site gives Amazon the capacity to create 600 new roles in the city.
“Manchester was at the heart of the industrial revolution and has a fantastic history of innovation”, said Doug Gurr, UK country manager, Amazon.
“With the UK taking a leading role in the global tech, we are delighted to announce plans to open a new corporate office in the city. Our new office will be home to over 600 staff, many of whom will be focused on developing exciting new products and services used by Amazon customers around the world. The city offers an incredibly talented workforce and a budding tech scene with some of the most exciting, fast-growing tech companies in the UK situated here.”
Hanover House, on Corporation Street, is part of the NOMA development and Prolific North understands that the move is in partnership with WeWork. It would be WeWork’s third operation in Manchester and Amazon would be subleasing the majority of the building.
It’s thought that because there is space immediately adjacent to the building, it gives the tech giant opportunity to further expand in the future.