Amazon Opens 100,000 Sq Ft Office At Asia Square
SINGAPORE – E-commerce giant Amazon has officially opened its newest office here at Asia Square Tower 1, where it is occupying 3 floors with a combined area of about 100,000 sq ft, reported The Straits Times on Wednesday afternoon (27 October, SGT).
Called SIN16, the office space is larger than Amazon’s existing workspace at One George Street. Facilities at the newest office space include recreational areas, sound-proof phone booths, and training rooms that also function as event spaces It also features meeting rooms and breakout areas for informal chats, along with individual lockers and height-adjustable workstations.
The office can house a maximum of 700 employees from the company’s corporate and consumer business departments. In particular, it can accommodate over 30 teams, including staff supporting Amazon Fresh, Amazon.sg, Prime Video, Amazon Advertising, and seller enablement, as well as workers from other regional corporate roles.
Amazon’s Country Manager for Singapore Henry Low revealed that they plan to create 200 more jobs by the end of 2022 in both tech and non-tech roles from junior to mid-management positions.
Moreover, Low said that the new office space at Asia Square, where Amazon is an anchor tenant, will complement its existing workspaces in Singapore, including the office at One George Street.
He also shared that Amazon employees will be given flexibility to work from home (WFH), from the office, or have a combination of both.
“We never make it such that everybody has to come into a single space in order to have one particular event. But the flexibility doesn’t mean we are 100 per cent remote.”
“We recognise there are certain activities where you are able to feed off one another’s energy, and also that not everyone has a conducive home environment to work at length. The idea is to create a safe, conducive work environment for them.”
Furthermore, Low emphasized that the virus outbreak has not altered Amazon’s business prospects and need for office space.
“We continue to have confidence in growth in the region and Singapore, and we need to make sure we continue to provide for employees,” he added.