Amazon has welcomed the first employees to its new building in CB1, at One Station Square. The Amazon Development Centre will be home to more than 400 highly skilled employees working on innovations to benefit customers around the world.
Staff members will include machine learning scientists, knowledge engineers, data scientists, mathematical modellers, speech scientists and software engineers. They’ll be working on innovative projects that include Amazon Echo, Amazon Cloud Cam, Amazon Alexa, Prime Air, and machine learning and retail systems.
“Not only is Amazon creating significant numbers of jobs but it is supporting the long-term future for Cambridge as a centre for innovation.”Amazon’s commitment to this 60,000 square foot workspace is a resounding vote of confidence in Cambridge as a hub for innovation, research and technology. Sven Topel, Chief Executive at Brookgate, said: “We’re very excited to welcome Amazon to CB1 and by the potential for amazing new inventions and technology that will be produced here. Not only is Amazon creating significant numbers of jobs but it is supporting the long-term future for Cambridge as a centre for innovation.”
Occupiers at One Station Square have been attracted by the flexible, open-plan and environmentally sustainable office design. CB1 is attracting some of the world’s best known companies and Amazon joins major employers such as Deloitte, Microsoft and Thales.
To celebrate its new CB1 location, Amazon is working with Cambridge LaunchPad – a programme that inspires young people to follow a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). LaunchPad works with local employers to engage with schoolchildren and offer young people in Cambridgeshire rewarding experiences.