PlayStation maker Sony to open Liverpool city centre office
Sony Interactive Entertainment has been based at Wavertree Technology Park for almost 27 years.
The PlayStation maker has been based at Wavertree Technology Park for almost 27 years and will now relocate to occupy 65,000 sq ft of space at the city centre location.
Last year the Echo moved from its home of 40 years in Old Hall Street to a new base across the road in St Paul’s Square, in the heart of Liverpool’s commercial district.
SIE has signed a deal to lease three floors of office space inside the former ECHO building – which is now called Echo Place.
The company said the office will include spaces for “collaboration and entertainment”, a café, staff gym and an “expansive” rooftop terrace.
The company employs about 500 people in the area. A statement read:
“The new location is intended to attract and retain the best talent in the area, as well as allow SIE to better connect with peers in the local tech, business, and academic communities.”
The move comes after SIE acquired Liverpool videogame studio Firesprite for an undisclosed sum in September 2021.
A few days later, Firesprite then announced it had bought Manchester counterpart Fabrik Games.
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