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Amazon secures new office location in central London

31st May 2013 Print

Amazon has announced that it will open a new office at 60 Holborn Viaduct later this year.

Located opposite Smithfield Market, 60 Holborn Viaduct benefits from 12 floors comprising a total of 210,000 sq. ft. The first phase of the building’s development is due for completion in September and Amazon expects several hundred existing employees to move to this new office by the end of 2013. When fully complete, the building will accommodate over 1,600 people.

“This new office location will provide the space we require for hundreds of our existing employees as well as many more that we will hire in the future,” said Christopher North, Managing Director of Ltd. “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.’
60 Holborn Viaduct is the first of AXA Real Estate’s developments in the UK on behalf of its dedicated development fund, DVIII. The building has been designed by international architects, KPF, and will receive a BREEAM Excellent certification.
Harry Badham, AXA’s UK Head of Development, said: “This is another fantastic endorsement of the product that we are creating in our current development pipeline and shows our ability to work with companies from all business sectors.”