Global information assurance specialist NCC Group plc has announced today that it will create its new 60,000 sq ft headquarters within Allied London’s new XYZ building in Spinningfields, Manchester.
Rob Cotton, CEO at NCC Group, said: “As a rapidly growing, FTSE-listed business at the forefront of technology we needed a space that could match our ambitions and keep up with us as we continually adapt to the rapid pace of technological change. We found that space in XYZ.
“We will create some of the most exciting workspace ever seen in Manchester and most importantly provide a quality space for all staff to work and continue to develop, create and inspire.
“Our company’s success is based on innovation and by situating ourselves within the heart of Spinningfields we are aiming to create and stimulate a hotbed of tech creativity in the surrounding community.”
As one of the biggest technology employers in the region, NCC Group’s decision to remain within Manchester is a huge endorsement of the city’s business and technology credentials.
Cotton continued: “We are fiercely proud of our Manchester roots, and the decision to invest in a new flagship headquarters reaffirms our commitment to the region and ensuring the city is becomes seen globally as a hotspot of security tech innovation. We want to lead Manchester in becoming the security heartland of Europe.”
“Over the years numerous people have tried to convince us that we must be headquartered in London in order to compete globally, but our consistent and sustainable growth in markets all over the world has proved them wrong. We’ve now got 31 offices all over the world, with more than 1,500 employees. This is another milestone in the NCC Group growth story and I’m eager to welcome our hard-working staff through the doors next year.”
Michael Ingall, Chief Executive of Allied London, said: “NCC Group is a leading technology company in its field and it’s great for Manchester to headquarter such an operation and it’s appropriate for it now to be located at XYZ, Spinningfields, which will be the city’s most advanced commercial building. XYZ was built for the likes of such innovative and pioneering companies and our workspace solution will support NCC Group’s talented workforce throughout their careers.
“XYZ Spinningfields is a building aimed deliberately at defining a new asset class of workspace particularly for the Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT) sector and forward-thinking corporates. Some 20 per cent of the XYZ building will be amenity space, from independent coffee hubs, innovative restaurants, co-work space, event and conference space, screening and cinema room, terraces and garden together with a bike park and personal fitness studio.”
“The strength of the XYZ offering future-proofs company workspace solutions and creates the XYZ culture. This is what attracted NCC Group to bring its flourishing and ever-evolving company to XYZ, Spinningfields and we look forward to welcoming them.”
Chris Reay, Spinningfields’ Estates Director at Allied London said: “NCC Group is a hugely successful company, with 31 locations across the globeThey are a technology company on the cutting-edge, and need a cutting-edge workspace solution. That is where the XYZ offer excels.”
NCC Group is leaving its Manchester Technology Centre offices on Oxford Road. OBI Property and Eversheds acted on behalf of NCC Group.