// PrettyLittleThing to expand Manchester HQ
// 200 additional jobs will be created, taking the overall headcount in the UK to around 600
PrettyLittleThing has announced plans to expand its existing head office in Manchester in a move that will create 200 new jobs.
The online fast fashion retailer, which is owned by Boohoo Group, is seeking to build a 10,000sq ft extension to its Wellington Mill headquarters.
The former warehouse on the Ancoats Works site will be converted, with architecture studio Jenkins Design Services appointed to refurbish the space.
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Ancoats Works is owned by Kamani Property Group, a holding company for property owned by the Kamani family, which co-founded Boohoo Group and listed it on the stock exchange in 2014.
PrettyLittleThing said “the exceptional growth of the business” means that the company will need more space.
The retailer is one of seven brands owned and operated by Boohoo, with the others being Nasty Gal, MissPap, Karen Millen, Oasis, Warehouse and Boohoo itself.
Boohoo was founded in 2006 by Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane, and has been embroiled in controversy in recent weeks after a report from Labour Behind the Label found it to be paying its garment workers at a Leicester factory under the National Minimum Wage.