TalkTalk is to relocate its headquarters from London to Manchester.

The company currently employs 500 staff in London and its expected the decision to move from London to Manchester would entail moving hundreds of Staff to the Manchester.

TalkTalk already has a significant presence at the Soapworks site, with the bulk of its workforce based there.

People close to the company said the decision to downgrade its London HQ to a satellite office would entail relocating hundreds of staff, with some additional recruitment activity expected to take place in Manchester next year.

Whilst the decision is a boost to Manchester it does however pose the question of how this will effect the current team members in London with some taking to Twitter to voice their frustration.

The company’s Soapworks office is close to the MediaCity UK development on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal which has become a magnet for major employers including the BBC, Ericsson, ITV and Kellogg’s.