Amazon announced today that it will soon open a new Digital Media Development Centre in London in the coming months with both Amazon-owned Pushbutton and LOVEFiLM will work on new digital media projects benefiting Amazon customers all over the world. The new centre will be an eight-floor 47,000 sq. ft. centre in Glasshouse Yard, near to the Barbican tube station, will house teams of software development engineers, user-interface experts and graphic designers.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson said:
‘I am thrilled to welcome Amazon’s fantastic new international digital centre to London. For this wildly successful and dynamic company to choose our city to site such an important facility is a splendid feather in our cap. We know we have the talent, the space and infrastructure to make the most of the digital economy – this will be my prime message during Games-time, as I seek to woo even more companies for the capital, delivering jobs and growth for Londoners. Amazon’s investment propels us well up the league table of global tech cities and we thank them for their vote of confidence.’