28 Jan, 2018

Manchester emerges as technological hub with Amazon eyeing headquarters in the city centre

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Manchester is a place for tech startups and entrepreneurs from the UK, US, Europe and beyond are fast creating a new community space that reflects the vibrancy and global outlook of the technology scene.

Online retail giant, Amazon revealed in 2017 that they were looking for a 90,000 sq ft office in Hanover House, Corporation Street and two floors at Patrizia’s 8, First Street, close to Deansgate.

Amazon are looking for a larger campus development in comparison to an initial deal of 70,000 sq ft as part of a wider strategy to create a regional campus outside of London.

With more firms opting to open offices in Manchester, the city’s thriving tech sector now accounts for nearly half of all enquiries for city centre office space.

According to Tech Nation, Manchester is the largest tech cluster outside London with approximately 51,901 employees in the sector. It also has the UK’s second highest GVA growth of 92% between 2010 and 2014 while having a total digital turnover at £2.2bn, the fourth highest in the UK.

Ronald Garrett, Director of Sales at Alliance Investments said “The city has excellent infrastructure and a growing tech and startup sector is showing itself to be an increasingly appealing destination providing a fantastic work life balance”

With the UK holding a strong reputation for startups and new businesses, Manchester races ahead of the line particularly with the technology boom resulting in a higher employment rate compared to London and other Northern cities.

To cater to the rising population and workforce, Manchester’s property sector falls next in line with it’s rapidly transforming skyline giving residents an opportunity to experience world class luxury in this vibrant and dynamic city.

Alliance Investments, global sales division of Property Alliance Group offers a plethora of luxury yet affordable residential apartments in the heart of the city centre providing world class facilities and amenities to its residents.

Axis in Deansgate, Downtown Manchester and Oxygen are examples of luxury developments that offer uninterrupted views across the city centre and beyond with five star leisure facilities, cinema room, business centre, a concierge and rooftop sky gardens.

For more information and details on upcoming projects and developments, visit www.alliance-investments.com

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