BT to bring thousands of jobs to Manchester at new Spinningfields home in region's largest office deal of the year
BT Group has said it will bring thousands of jobs to Manchester with the announcement of a new "primary home" in the city.
The telecoms giant says the Four New Bailey scheme, close to the Spinningfields business district will become a "key hub" with the capacity for up to 2,000 staff - more than four times the current number based in Manchester.
The company has said it will eventually occupy the full building - marking a "major investment" in the city. At 175,000sq ft, it's said to be Greater Manchester's largest regional office deal of the year to date.
BT said it has secured the lease and plans to move employees into New Bailey from late 2023.
It comes as the firm today also announced a new temporary home at 125 Deansgate in Manchester while the new site is prepared for occupation. This gives the leading telecoms and network provider the opportunity to grow its presence in Manchester, ahead of the transition to New Bailey.
BT said in the coming months, most staff will continue to work from home, but when government and public health guidance confirms it’s safe to return to the workplace, BT said wants to ensure it has "inspiring environments to work in".