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Will Amazon Create A Google-Style Campus In Manchester's Northern Quarter?

Reception area at Amazon HQ Seattle

Amazon is considering creating a campus-style office hub in Manchester's Northern Quarter, the Manchester Evening News reports.

The online retail giant is reported to be close to agreeing a 91K SF leasing deal at Hermes' Hanover Building, part of the NOMA development in the city's tech-and-media dominated Northern Quarter.

It was reported in August that Amazon was looking for Manchester floorspace and there is now the suggestion that the 91K SF deal is a prelude to a larger campus-style development.

An Amazon campus could boost the Northern Quarter in the same way that Google's plans for a "landscraper" campus in London is to anchor the transformation of the King's Cross area.

Noma's 20-acre site could provide a location. Noma is now in the hands of Hermes Investment Managers following a pre-Christmas buy-out of The Co-Op Group's interests in the development.

Neither letting agents JLL nor Hermes would comment on the potential Hanover deal, and Amazon did not respond to a request

Google unveiled their revamped 990K SF campus plans for King's Cross in June.