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Ebay approached Colony directly for the office space deal. Credit: via Colony

Ebay sets up at Colony

Taking 4,000 sq ft for its Web3 team, the global e-commerce giant has chosen the flexible workspace provider’s Astley building as its new home, Place understands.

While market sources have looped Place in on the exact Colony building that Ebay has taken space in, the firm itself has only said that Ebay would be situated in one of its Ancoats buildings – a list that also includes Jactin House, One Silk Street, and Flint Glass Works.

Situated off Great Ancoats Street, The Astley sits just outside the Northern Quarter. It boasts various workstations and office spaces, as well as a collaboration zone, meeting rooms, phone booths for private calls, and a social area.

Ebay’s Web3 team specialises in blockchain technology. It includes the staff of KnownOrigin, a Manchester-based startup that was acquired by Ebay in 2022. Up until now, those employees have worked out of an incubator space at Bruntwood’s Circle Square by Oxford Road.

Andy Gray, director of the Web3 team, spoke about the shift in space.

“Serviced offices give us the ability to scale quickly and leverage the resources at hand,” he said. “We are very happy to be in our new home with Colony!”

Colony operations director Rebecca Cox welcomed Ebay to the fold.

“We are delighted to be chosen by Ebay as their workspace partner in Manchester,” she said. “This partnership highlights the value of our flexible workspaces and underscores our commitment to providing exceptional workspace solutions to businesses of all sizes.

“We look forward to supporting Ebay’s growth and success in Manchester and beyond.”

Colony operates approximately 150,000 sq ft of workspace across its six locations in Manchester, including one off of Piccadilly Place and one at 269 Great Ancoats Street.

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