Manchester will soon have a cutting edge spy facility although GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) have yet to announce exactly where this base will be, maybe they could use the old court building in Sale?
The new secure site here in Manchester will be at the heart of the nation’s security, using cutting-edge technology and technical ingenuity to identify and disrupt threats to the UK. The aim is for the planned site, based in Manchester, to open in 2019 – bringing hundreds of new jobs to the area.
Director of GCHQ Jeremy Fleming said: “I’m delighted we’re opening a new site in the City of Manchester, it will create hundreds of high calibre jobs for people who will have a vital role in keeping the country safe.
“Our new facility will open uo a huge new pool of highly talented, tech savvy recruits vital to our future success.”
The Manchester site will extend GCHQ’s network of sites in the UK, which currently sees a headquarters in Cheltenham, and offices in Bude in Cornwall, and Scarborough.