The latest regional HMRC hub has opened in Manchester and will accommodate 3,000 staff in a purpose built facility
The Manchester Regional Centre and UK government hub is located at Three New Bailey and was formally opened by HMRC chief executive Jim Harra on 12 October 2022.
The office’s distinctive red-brick weave references the area’s industrial heritage buildings and contains meeting rooms named after computer pioneer Alan Turing and Factory Records founder Tony Wilson, and landmarks including The Bridgewater Hall.
Harra unveiled a plaque, which is the first mounted in a HMRC building to bear the government department’s changed name, His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, following the accession of King Charles III to the throne.
Jim Harra, HMRC’s chief executive, said: ‘Three New Bailey is a landmark building and will enable HMRC staff to work together in an inspiring modern environment which prioritises inclusive design.
‘I am delighted to formally declare our Manchester Regional Centre open.’
The seven-storey building will house around 3,000 HMRC staff, including those whose work focuses on customer compliance and borders and trade. It is also home to a team from the Valuation Office Agency.
Three New Bailey has been built using HMRC’s inclusive design guide, with features including step-free access to all levels and workspace finishes which balance colours and reduce glare for neurodiverse and visually impaired staff.
The opening ceremony was attended by Sir Dermot Turing, the nephew of Alan Turing.
Moving to regional centres will save around £300m cumulatively up to financial year 2025 to 2026 and will deliver annual cash savings of £74m in financial year 2025 to 2026.
HMRC’s other regional centre locations are Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Portsmouth and Stratford in east London.