Fast growing tech firm is opening new office at MediaCity

Orange Tower

Online retailer The Hut Group has announced that it is opening an office in MediaCity.

The fast-growing firm is moving 200 staff to the Orange building.

The Hut Group, which is one of the world’s largest online beauty and well-being companies, is set to take additional office space on the 10th floor (16,040 sq. ft.) of Orange.

The deal will bring the high-profile office development to full occupancy.

The Hut Group has its headquarters close to Manchester Airport and announced earlier this year it is planning to create an extra 2,000 jobs

The company also has a $1bn war chest in place to pay for any potential takeovers.

The Hut Group recently announced plans to open additional offices at Voyager and 4M at Manchester Airport.

The new offices in Salford Quays will form part of the firm’s highly skilled technology team from September 2018.

Matthew Moulding, chief executive of The Hut Group, said: “We are delighted to establish this additional base for The Hut Group in the North.

“The space and facilities at Orange are ideal for our expanding technology team. The concentration of highly creative and innovative businesses working in MediaCityUK, together with the lively business community, means we can tap into the talent pool there.”

THG has grown rapidly since its inception in 2004. The Group now employs staff from 66 countries in offices located in 11 cities around the globe, in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia.
The group doubled its workforce in 2017, to over 4,000 – and it expects to create an additional 2,000 jobs in 2018.

Stephen Wild, managing director for MediaCityUK said: “The Hut Group is one of the most dynamic e-commerce operators who work at the cutting edge of FMCG retailing in the UK and we’re delighted that they have earmarked MediaCityUK to base their research and development function.

“Their neighbours will include international brands such as Ericsson, Kelloggs and ITV and their commitment to the site means that Orange is now fully let. They are exactly the kind of business we wanted to attract to this premium office space.”

Richard Lace, transactions and asset management, OBI who represented The Hut Group, said: “MediaCityUK is home to a thriving community of digital, media and creative businesses and will provide THG with the ideal workspace and amenities for them to develop and grow their team and continue to attract best in class talent.

“We were delighted to assist them with the search and look forward to seeing the new workspace when it opens in September.”