Goldman Sachs hunts for tech hub base out of London

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American investment bank Goldman Sachs is reported to have launched a search for a regional base for a new “technology hub”.

The company opened a new £1bn, 10-storey London headquarters last year at Plumtree Court (pictured) to house its 6,500 staff in the capital.

But it is now reportedly appointed the property firm, JLL, to search for a 60,000 sq ft office space in the regions.

It will be its second regional base - last year it opened a Milton Keynes office its retail bank, Marcus.

If proved correct, Goldman Sachs would become the latest major firm to develop a significant presence outside the capital.

Last week, Amazon opened a new Manchester office to house 600, mainly tech, staff.

JP Morgan Chase is to open a large tech base in Glasgow, Channel 4 is in the process of moving its national headquarters from London to Leeds and PWC has this month opened its largest regional office in Birmingham.