Business advisory firm KPMG has completed its latest investment in Manchester with the launch of a national tech innovation hub.

Its UK Solution & Digital practice is designed to support its client’s digital transformation, offering solutions in digital learning, regulatory advice, automation, and the use of tech to improve business functions.

Next month the firm said around 100 specialist staff, including data scientists, designers, software engineers, project managers and analysts, will transfer from St Peter’s Square to Circle Square on Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor.

The new 12,000 sq ft space at the Manchester Technology Centre has the capacity to house more than 180 staff. The firm already employs more than 1,000 staff in the city.

“Manchester is already home to one of our largest offices in the country and we’re committed to investing in the city,” said Nicola Quayle, office senior partner at KPMG in Manchester.

“The decision to move to Circle Square also recognises Manchester’s status as a growing centre for the international tech economy.

“Quite simply, our Solutions & Digital practice needs great connections, access to incredible talent and to be plugged into a vibrant tech community. Manchester, and in particular Circle Square, offers all of this in abundance. We can’t wait to move in and make the most of this opportunity.”

Bradley Topps, Commercial Director at Bruntwood SciTech added: “It is great to have KPMG on board at Circle Square; it’s the perfect new location for a business that uses innovative technology to continually improve the service it provides its international roster of clients.

“Manchester Technology Centre’s high-quality workspace and location at the heart of the city’s innovation district means it is the perfect environment for KPMG to grow its technology and software team. We look forward to developing a long-term partnership with KPMG in the years ahead.”