600 new Manchester jobs in Amazon expansion

Manchester's Hanover Building

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.

Amazon said the investment “will provide additional capacity for over 1,000 new highly skilled roles in the UK.”

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.

“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,” said Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, Amazon.

“These are Silicon Valley jobs in Britain, and further cement our long-term commitment to the UK.”

Amazon will also expand its Development Centre in the heart of Edinburgh, providing capacity for more than 250 new roles.

The expansion provides Amazon with three floors in the city’s Waverley Gate building.

Amazon’s Cambridge Development Centre will also receive new investment for expansion, creating capacity for an additional 180 new roles.