Amazon set to open London office

Slough office will remain the company’s UK headquarters
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Amazon is planning to open a London office to accommodate 1,600 employees.

Based at Holborn, the south-west corner of London’s Tech City, the 210,000 square foot office is set to open later this year.

While Amazon’s Slough office will remain the company’s UK headquarters, the new London office will accommodate several hundred existing employees as well as a number of future ones.

Christopher North, managing director of Amazon.co.uk, said: "Amazon has over 6,000 permanent employees in the UK and we will continue to create thousands of jobs in the coming years across the UK. We look forward to drawing from the capital's strong pool of talent as we continue to innovate and enhance our service for the benefit of all our customers."

Having opened Amazon’s Development Centre in London last year, the Mayor Boris Johnson welcomed the move, stating: “I am delighted that Amazon is once again choosing London for its ambitious expansion plans. This is excellent news for London’s continued growth as a leading global hub for tech talent. Whether a giant or an exciting new start-up, London is proving time and time again that we have the right places and people to support this vibrant sector, which is a significant contributor to our city’s economy supporting tens of thousands of jobs.”

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