Amazon is ramping up in Vancouver and has leased space in one of the city’s most anticipated office towers.
According to Bloomberg, the e-commerce giant has leased 120,000 square feet from co-working firm IWG at 400 West Georgia.
The short-term deal gives Amazon room to grow and continue to hire in the city while its permanent offices at the former Canada Post site across the street are being completed.
The e-commerce giant has signed a deal to occupy the largest parcel of office space in the city’s core, taking up the full city block where the old Vancouver Post Office stood.
Apple and Deloitte have also committed to leases at 400 West Georgia, a 24-story Westbank project scheduled to be completed later this year.
In addition to the post office that’s being converted, Amazon has signed long-term leases at towers within walking distance. It plans to move into about 150,000 square feet of space at 402 Dunsmuir Street later this year and already occupies 156,000 square feet in the nearby Telus Garden building.
The deals amount to a mini-campus for Seattle-based Amazon, which announced plans to increase its corporate workforce in Vancouver fivefold — to 5,000 — by 2022.