Amazon opens new corporate office in Manchester

Amazon has opened a new office in Manchester, creating more than 600 jobs in the city.

The tech giant opened the doors to its new corporate office in the Northern Quarter's Hanover Building on Thursday January 16 as it grows its presence in the North West.

The new site, which was first announced in October 2018, will add to corporate offices in London, Cambridge and Edinburgh.

The online retailer said it has already started advertising roles. Credit: PA

Amazon said the offices will be home to over 600 tech and non-tech employees, including software engineers, applied scientists and "solutions architects".

The online retailer and tech business said it has already started advertising roles across Amazon and Amazon Web Services for the 90,000 square foot site.

The expansion will grow Amazon's staff levels in the North West to more than 6,000, adding to its three fulfilment centres in Bolton, Warrington and Manchester Airport, as well as a sorting site and three delivery centres.