Amazon has announced plans to open a new corporate office in Manchester in 2019 and increase the capacity of its Scotland development centre and Cambridge development centre.
The new investment will provide additional capacity for over 1,000 new highly skilled roles in the UK.
Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox MP said: “Ensuring that the world’s best and brightest companies continue to invest and innovate in the UK is at the heart of our Global Britain agenda.
“Amazon’s decision to create hundreds of highly-skilled jobs in Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge is an enormous vote of confidence in the UK and a signal to the world that the UK is very much open for business.”
The new corporate office in Manchester will be located in the city’s iconic Hanover Building in the Northern Quarter. The six-storey, 90,000 sq. ft. site will give Amazon capacity to create at least 600 new roles in the city.
Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, Amazon, added: “With the UK taking a leading role in our global innovation, we are delighted to announce plans to create capacity for over 1,000 new highly-skilled roles across the country.
“These are Silicon Valley jobs in Britain, and further cement our long-term commitment to the UK.”
Alongside the new Manchester office, Amazon will also expand its development centre in the heart of Edinburgh, providing capacity for more than 250 new, highly-skilled roles. The expansion provides Amazon with three floors in the city’s iconic Waverley Gate building.