500 jobs by opening huge warehouse at Airport City Amazon to create 1,The internet retail giant plans to occupy a substantial space at Airport City south in Wythenshawe the 800m business, hotel and industrial space being built around the hub.
17:20, 3 DEC 2015Updated10:48, 7 DEC 2015Plans for the Manchester Airport City development Get business updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailOnline giant Amazon is set to move into a huge warehouse at Wythenshawe's Airport City, bringing 1,500 jobs to the region.The retailer, the biggest internet seller in the world, plans to occupy more than 800,000 sq ft in Airport City south the business, hotel and industrial space being built around the hub.The 260,000 sq ft warehouse is already under construction after Manchester Airports Group and logistics womens ray ban sunglasses specialist Stoford were granted planning permission.But Amazon has applied to extend the floor space with two internal mezzanine levels, taking it to 654,000 sq ft.This is in addition to a 42,840 sq ft office and a 120,000 sq ft car park.Mike rayban sunglases Kane, Wythenshawe MP, said the move would place Wythenshawe 'at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse' and bring jobs to the community.The jobs created are expected to revolve principally around the warehouse to become a major site for stock.The planning application includes mention of a new bus service from Wythenshawe.Within a two hour drive of more than 22million homes and at the airport, it's ideally place for transporting goods.New neigbhours DHL already work to deliver for Amazon.Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester council, said: "The news that Amazon is creating 1,500 jobs at Airport City is tremendous for Wythenshawe and Manchester as a whole."This development shows how attractive a location close to the airport, with its extensive connections, is for occupiers who require a global reach. It follows on from previous examples of investor confidence in the enterprise zone, such as DHL relocating their overseas delivery logistics hub to Airport City South. There's every reason to believe that Airport City will go from strength to strength."Jonathan Haigh, director of development management and infrastructure, said: "This deal marks a major milestone for Airport City andcreates 1,500 new local jobs, which is exciting news.
"Manchester Airport's network of flights to destinations around the globe is one of the key things that makes Airport City attractive ray ban suglasses to businesses looking to relocate or set up new bases in the UK."This deal provides clear evidence of that and also gives Amazon close access to both their supply chain and the 22 million potential customers within a two hour raybqn drive of Manchester Airport.".
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