Apple is opening a new UK headquarters in London’s Battersea Power Station
Apple has announced plans to open a new UK headquarters in London’s Battersea Power Station, creating room for up-to 3,000 employees in 500,000 square feet worth of office space. – According to Apple, the new London headquarters has been produced as part of a plan to merge all eight of the Californian companies existing offices around the city, bringing employees into one central location which is expected to open in 2021.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said in a statement that he was “delighted” that Apple was moving in, saying “It is a further sign that London is open to the biggest brands in the world and the leading city for trade and investment”.
According to Apple, their main European offices will remain in Cork, Ireland, where it employs 4,000 people, adding that “It’s a great opportunity to have our entire team working and collaborating in one location while supporting the renovation of a neighbourhood rich with history,”, adding “our new London campus will be based in a magnificent new development at one of the city’s best-known landmarks.”.
Apple’s new campus is one of the biggest single office deals signed in London, outside the City and Docklands area, in the past two decades, inevitably bringing new jobs to those across the UK.