Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that they will be opening a new office in the Liverpool ECHO’s former home on Old Hall Street.
Sony’s PlayStation division has been based at Wavertree Technology Park for almost 27 years and will now relocate to occupy 65,000 sq ft of space within the city centre location.
When the Echo moved last year, it took up residence in a brand-new location at St Paul’s Square across from 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 which employs about 500 people in the area, sees the office space include a café, staff gym and an “expansive” rooftop terrace.
Images of the new workspace were revealed by Sony’s Dave Parkinson via LinkedIn, with Parkinson stating that the new PlayStation Liverpool Office located on the heart of the city will be a ‘fantastic place to create, collaborate, connect and have fun’.
He added: “It’s been a long, challenging yet rewarding journey since we decided to move from our current home of 27 years in 2018. It’s been a real honour to have played a part in it and I can’t wait for us to finally open the doors to the team!”
The PlayStation Liverpool office is home to an XDEV unit, which develops first-party games developed externally.
The city is becoming something of an epicentre for PlayStation in the UK, as company recently acquired developer Firesprite and with it came one their biggest first-party studios behind only Guerrilla Games.
Images Dave Parkinson